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NEW! FAST Training REQUIRED Yearly for all VPK Program Assessors

July 14, 2023

The Coordinated Screening and Progress Monitoring Program is the statewide, standardized program known as Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) Star Early Literacy implemented in all VPK programs as required by s. 1002.68, F.S., that is used to assess student achievement of the performance standards established in s. 1002.67(1)(a), F.S., in early literacy and mathematics.

 

All VPK Programs and program staff who will administer the assessment to students are required to complete VPK FAST Training as part of a verification process for meeting training requirements and should be familiar with and use the Star Early Literacy Test Administration Manual during test administration.

 

The below Ren-U courses meet VPK FAST training requirements and are required of all test administrators (Select 1):

New! VPK Test Administrators Getting Started with FAST Star Early Literacy Assessment (English)

New! VPK Test Administrators Getting Started with FAST Star Early Literacy Assessment (Español)

 

The below Ren-U courses are highly recommended to support VPK FAST Star Early Literacy implementation:

VPK FAST Star Early Literacy Training Course for Star Early Literacy Screening Data and Reports

VPK FAST Star Early Literacy Training Course for Star Early Literacy for Planning Targeted Instruction

 

Registering on REN-U

To complete the VPK FAST training requirements, participants will need to register in Renaissance-U (Ren-U) using the Ren-U Enrollment Guidance and complete one of the below courses that meet VPK FAST training requirements.

 

Participants that have an existing Ren-U account should use the below instructions to access training.

To access Ren-U, login to the VPK Renaissance Testing Site or https://www.renaissance-u.com/#/login and enter the email address you used when registering and enter your password.

Once logged in, click this link https://www.renaissance-u.com/?KeyName=VPKFLCSPM.

A pop-up will appear on your screen and will display the Key Name as VPKFLCSPM. Click the blue Launch button.

Another pop-up will appear on your screen to confirm the new courses. Click the blue Course button. This will take you directly to the Courses page of Ren-U.

 

Participants that are new to Ren-U, should use the below instructions to create an account and access training. Participants must carefully register by entering their information according to the below registration instructions for the course to be imported onto their DCF transcript upon course completion. Ren-U course records are received every Monday and sent to DCF. DCF imports are not automatic, and processing may take up to 2 weeks.

Click this link https://www.renaissance-u.com/?KeyName=VPKFLCSPMand complete the Sign- Up form by filling out all required fields.

In the First Name field, enter your name as it appears in your DCF profile.

In the Last Name field, enter your name as it appears in your DCF profile.

In the Email field, enter the email address used to login to your DCF profile.

In the Job Title field, enter VPK FAST Test Administrator.

In the Employee Number field, enter your DCF Student ID.

In the Location field, enter your early learning coalition.

Verify all required fields have been completed according to the above registrations instructions and click Sign Up.

Now you will be directed to the Ren-U Dashboard. Click on Your Library to access the courses.

 

If you need to update information in your Ren-U Profile you will need to complete this form. In the Product dropdown, select FAST/VPK/K-2 and include the following information: full name and email as they appear in both DCF and Ren-U profiles, DCF Student ID and your early learning coalition (ELC) by using the coalition map.

 

For additional questions: Please contact us at vpkteam@elcmdm.org