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About Reporting Parameter Groups

When you customise some KeyWords RP reports, you can select or create a reporting parameter group for the report. When you create reporting parameter groups in KeyWords RP, these groups are also available to you in other Renaissance Place Real Time products on this server.

Reporting parameter groups are customised student groups that allow you to limit reports to students who meet specific criteria. A reporting parameter group can include students enrolled in the school before a specific date or students with a specific ethnicity, gender, language, characteristic and/or year.

These are the options available (click a link to see more information):

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

When you add students to the software or edit their information, you can select their ethnicities. When you create a reporting parameter group, you can select specific ethnicities or "None Specified".

Like ethnicity, a student's gender is specified when you add or edit the student's information. 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. 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. Some characteristics are standard for all schools; others may have been added by an administrator or staff member. 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. 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, Gifted and Talented and in years 3, 4 or 5.

The Renaissance Place administrator and school administrators can take away the Filter Reports by Characteristics and Filter Reports by Ethnicity capabilities, which allow you to select ethnicities and characteristics for a reporting parameter group.

On the Home page, click Users to add students, edit student information, add student characteristics and change student characteristics.