Editing the TOPS Report Preference

Who can do this with standard capabilities?

School Network/Program Administrators, School Administrators, Teachers

Note: School network staff and school staff can view the setting, but they cannot change it.

By default, TOPS Reports print automatically after each online practice and/or test completed on a NEO 2 or Renaissance Responder.

The TOPS Report preference allows you to specify:

  • If and when a TOPS Report prints
  • If a line for the parent's signature appears on the report

The defaults are:

  • Print a TOPS Report after each online practice and test completed on a NEO 2 or Renaissance Responder
  • Do not include the parent/guardian signature line

Offline work does not generate TOPS Reports.

TOPS Reports can always be printed from the Assignment Book.

TOPS Reports are generated, but do not automatically print, when a practice or test is completed in MathsFacts in a Flash Renaissance Place. To view the TOPS Report, click TOPS. To print the TOPS Report, select Print.

This preference affects

  • NEO 2 using the MathsFacts in a Flash RP SmartApplet

This preference does not affect

  • MathsFacts in a Flash Renaissance Place (computer or tablet)
  • NEO 2 using the MathsFacts in a Flash (offline) SmartApplet
  • Responders
  • Renaissance Home Connect (computer or tablet)
  • All classroom preferences are copied (Mandatory Practice, Authorisation Password, Problem Format, Question Type, Time Targets, Time-Out and TOPS Report).
  • Exceptions to preferences are not copied.
  • What is an exception to a preference? Two preferences (Problem Format and Question Type) allow you to set the preference for all of the pupils in a class and also set it individually for one or more pupils. When you set one or both of these preferences for an individual pupil, it is known as an exception.

  • When copying classes, your school can also choose to copy the assigned teachers, assigned products and enrolled pupils.

For details, see Copying Classes from the Previous School Year in the Renaissance Place help, or see the Renaissance Place Software Manual.

To edit the preference:

  1. On the Home page, select MathsFacts in a Flash, then Preferences. The Preferences page opens.

  2. If necessary, select a school and class from the drop-down lists (above the preferences tables).
  3. Under Class Preferences, select TOPS Report.
  4. The TOPS Report Preference page opens.

  5. Select the options (one for practices and one for tests) that describe when you want a TOPS Report to print for your students.
    • For practices your options are: After each practice, After a practice session or Disabled for practices.
    • For tests your options are: After each test, After a test session or Disabled for tests.

    A session is all the activities completed by a student between log in and log out. A session consists of the student practising, testing or both practising and testing.

    If "After a practice session" and/or "After a test session" are selected,

    • A TOPS Report will print after the completion of a session on a NEO 2.
    • For online work completed using a computer or tablet, the data on the TOPS report will only reflect the last completed practice or test, not the entire session.

    If "Disabled for practices" and/or "Disabled for tests" are selected, the TOPS button will not appear when a test or practice is completed on a computer or tablet.

    If you want to include a line for the parent/guardian signature on the TOPS Reports, tick the Print Parent Signature box.

    To return to the default setting (print a TOPS Report after each online practice and test completed on a NEO 2 without the parent signature line), select Default.

  6. Select Save.