As the building administrator in myON, you can follow the steps below to set the adjustable settings for your buildings only. Note that the district administrator can change these settings for all buildings.
The building administrator can set which grades can take myON book quizzes in the building, take AR quizzes, write book reviews, and access Literacy Center tools. The district administrator may also allow building administrators to set when students can read books above their grade level and whether students see a rotating banner of showcased books. Depending on your subscription, your Building Administrator may also be able to set access to myON News articles with certain flags and choose myON placement test settings, whether students need to link Star tests, and which metrics are shown to students and on the myON with Star report. These settings affect your building only.
- Log in to myON as the building administrator.
- Select My School, then Account, and then Settings.
If your subscription includes the myON placement test, the settings will have five sections: Quizzes and Reading Tools, Library Management, Displayed Metrics, Interface Language, and Placement Tests (including a Star linking setting). If your subscription includes Lexile® tests, the settings will include the Quizzes and Reading Tools, Library Management, Displayed Metrics, and Interface Language sections.
- When you finish changing the settings, click Save in the top right corner of the page.
Quizzes and Reading Tools
In the Quizzes and Reading Tools section, check the box next to myON Book Quizzes, AR Quizzes, Book Reviews, Literacy Center and Student Journal, or Student Recordings to allow each activity. If the box is checked, use the drop-down lists to choose which grades can do that activity. Enabling the Literacy Center also gives grades access to literacy tools.
The district administrator can choose to allow building administrators to manage some library settings. If that is allowed, you'll see up to three Library Management settings:
- Decide which grades are allowed to read books that are above their grade level (based on the recommended grade levels for each myON book). Select the first option if you want to choose a unique setting for your building; then use the drop-down list to choose the lowest grade level that is allowed to read books above their level; in the example below, grade Pre-K is selected. If you prefer to use the district setting, select the second option; the lowest grade that can read above grade level is shown.
- Choose whether faculty can assign books in their projects that are above students' grade levels. This allows students to read the books as part of a project, even if the books would normally be restricted for the students.
On US sites, choose whether students and teachers will see a rotating banner of books showcased for the month on the Recommended tab in the myON library. Each month, there are two rotating banners of books - one for grades pre-K to grade 5 and one for grades 6 to 12. Note that this setting only affects whether students and teachers see the banner; administrators will continue to see it regardless of the setting.
myON News Management
The district administrator can choose to allow building administrators to manage some myON News settings. If that is allowed, you can change the settings as described below; if not, the district settings will be shown, and you cannot make other selections.
Sensitive Content: Some myON News articles have a sensitive content flag because they may relate to violence. If your district administrator has allowed you to choose the setting for your building, you can choose whether to set the minimum grade level at which students in your building can read those news articles, or you can choose to use the district setting. Select one of the options; if you choose to use your own setting, in the drop-down list, choose the lowest grade level that should have access to news articles with that flag. Students in that grade and higher grades can access the articles. If you choose "No Access," no students or teachers can access the articles (teachers are not affected by grade-specific settings).
Legislation-Related Content: Some news articles have a legislation-related content flag because they refer to topics that are regulated in schools by the legislatures of some states. As in the sensitive content setting, you can choose your own settings for your building or use the district setting for these articles. Students in the grade level you selected and higher grade levels will see the news articles; younger students will not. "No Access" means no students or teachers can access the articles.
In the Displayed Metrics section of the settings, check the metrics that you want students to see and that you want to see in the myON with Star report. You may choose up to four; the available metrics depend on your subscription. Note: ATOS ZPD is always selected and cannot be unchecked. (CEFR and Cambridge English Language Assessments are used outside the United States.)
In the Interface Language section, choose the default language for the software in the left column; in the right column, check the languages that you want available to students. Based on the languages you check here, students can select another language using a drop-down list in the footer of their myON pages.
This section of the settings is only available if your subscription uses the myON placement test. (For more about the myON placement test, see Understanding Placement Test Functionality.)
It includes the following settings:
- Use myON placement test: This sets whether the myON placement test will be available to any student using myON for your building. If you don't want students to take the myON placement test, or if you have Star Reading and/or Star Early Literacy and you want students to only take those tests, remove the checkmark from the box. If you decide to use the myON placement test, use the drop-down lists below this setting to choose the grades that can take the test. The myON placement test is recommended for grades 2 and up.
- Should the myON placement test be required? You have three choices:
Optional all the time means that students will never be required to take the myON placement test before they continue to use myON. Students will see a Finish Setup option that they can select to start a myON placement test; once they select that, they can choose whether to continue and take the test.
Mandatory first test only, optional retests means that when students first open myON and finish their Interest Inventory, they will be taken into the myON placement test. After students finish the first test, they will be offered retests as shown in the example below, but they won't be required to take the test again. Students select Let's find out if they want to take a retest.
- Mandatory first test and all retests means that the student will be required to take the first myON placement test and each retest once retests are available. (The next setting determines how often that happens.) Students must take the tests before they can continue using myON.
- Retest: Check this box if you want students to take a new myON placement test periodically to update the student's scores in myON. This allows you to monitor the student's progress and growth in scores. If you check the box, enter the number of days to wait before offering the student a retest. 90 days is the recommended interval.
The flowcharts linked below show you how myON placement works when the test is optional all the time, mandatory for the first test and optional for retests, or mandatory for the first test and retests:
Ask Students to Connect Star with myON
If your school is using Star Reading or Star Early Literacy, and students open myON through the Renaissance Home page, you do not need to check this box because students' Star scores are automatically brought in to myON. However, if you are using Star tests and students access myON in some other way (and myON doesn't receive its rostering information from Star), students will need to link their Star scores with myON, and you should check the box so that students see the option for linking scores.