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About Reporting Parameter Groups

When you customise the Usage Report, you can select or create a reporting parameter group for the report. When you create reporting parameter groups in Renaissance Home Connect, these groups are also available to you in Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Maths and MathsFacts in a Flash, but the groups are not available to other users.

Reporting parameter groups are customised student groups that allow you to focus on students who meet specific criteria. A reporting parameter group can include students with a specific school enrolment date, ethnicity, gender, language, characteristic and/or year.

For more about the information you can choose for the group, click one of these links:

To limit the report to students who were enrolled in the school before a specific date, click in the Enrol Date blank and type that date.

When you add a student to the software or edit the student's information in Renaissance software, you can set the student's ethnicity. When you create a reporting parameter group, you can select specific ethnicities or Not Specified.

Like ethnicity, a student's gender is specified when you add or edit the student's information in Renaissance software. When you create a reporting parameter group, you can include female students, male students and/or students whose gender is not specified.

Like ethnicity and gender, a student's primary language can be specified when you add the student or edit the student's information in Renaissance software. When you create a reporting parameter group, you can include students with specific primary languages or students whose primary language is not specified.

If you want to use characteristics to create a reporting parameter group, you must first assign the appropriate characteristics to your students by editing each student's characteristics in Renaissance software. When you create a reporting parameter group, you can choose to include students with any of the selected characteristics or to include only students who have all of the selected characteristics. Click Any or All in the left-hand column.

Like ethnicity, gender and language, each student's year can be specified when you add or edit the student's information in Renaissance software. You can include specific years in a reporting parameter group.

Reporting parameter groups do not need to be limited to one category. You can select options among all of the categories to create a very specific reporting group. For example, you could set up a group that includes students who are female, who are Gifted and Talented and who are in years 1, 2 or 3.

School network and school administrators can take away the Filter Report by Characteristics and Filter Reports by Ethnicity capabilities, which allow you to select ethnicities and characteristics for a reporting parameter group.