School Administrator Capabilities

School administrator users include deputy head teachers, head teachers, intervention specialists and librarians.

The table below lists the capabilities that school administrators have by default.


Determines Who Can...

Content (most tasks done by Renaissance Learning)

Manage Content Manage content, such as quizzes or libraries.
View Content View content, such as quizzes or libraries.

School Years, Marking Periods and Non-Teaching Days

Manage Marking Periods and Non-Teaching Days Add, edit, copy or delete marking periods (such as terms) and non-teaching days for the school administrator's assigned school. Marking periods are used for reports and target setting. Non-teaching days are used for some report calculations.

Courses and Classes

Manage Courses and Classes Add, edit, copy and delete courses and classes, or add and remove students and team teachers in classes. School personnel can only do this for their schools.
View Courses and Classes View course and class information for the school administrator's assigned school.

Personnel Information

Manage Personnel Add, edit or delete personnel information in the school administrator's assigned school.
View Personnel View personnel information.

Student Information

Manage School Enrolment Enrol or un-enrol students in schools. School personnel can only enrol students in their schools.
Manage Students and Class Enrolments Add students, enrol students in classes, edit student information and characteristics, manage custom characteristics in the database and delete students from the database for the school administrator's assigned school. This does not include the ability to import, export or merge student information.
View Students and Class Enrolments View student information, including class enrolment.
Merge Students Merge duplicate student records into one. School personnel can merge student records for their school.
School-Level Student Export and School-Level Student Import Export student information within the school administrator's school or import students into that school.

Class Work

Manage Classroom Activities Manage student assignments, targets, scores and class reports, including Record and Assignment Books.
School-Level Access Access all classes in all Renaissance Place products.
View Classroom View class work, such as student assignments, targets and scores, including Record and Assignment Books.


School Reports View reports for the school administrator's school and its teachers, classes and students.
Teacher Reports View reports for an individual teacher's classes.
Filter Reports by Characteristics Limit reports to students who have been assigned specific characteristics in Renaissance Place.
Filter Reports by Ethnicity Limit reports to students with specific ethnicities, which are set when you add students or edit their information.
Manage Reporting Periods Set the reporting periods for Renaissance Place Consolidated reports. Reporting periods are time periods that you can select for the report.

Software Preferences

Manage School Preferences Change school-level preferences for any product at the school administrator's school, such as the Accelerated Reader Student Quizzing preferences.
View School Preferences View school-level preferences for any Renaissance Place product at the school administrator's school.
Manage Default Capabilities Choose the capabilities for any person or group using Renaissance Place software at the school administrator's school.
View Default Capabilities View the capabilities given to new users in each group at the school administrator's. Capabilities for existing users may be different.

Capabilities that can be added for school administrators:

  • Schedule when the software consolidates data from all products for Consolidated reports.

Some capabilities that are intended for other groups may not be available to school administrators, including these: Change Data Editing Preference, School Network-Level Student Export, School Network-Level Student Import, School Network Reports, Manage School Network, Manage School Network Preferences, Manage School Year, Manage Schools, View Schools and View School Network Preferences.