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Article 13002501

Network traffic estimates for Renaissance Growth Platform web-based applications hosted by Renaissance


Product: Renaissance Accelerated Math, Renaissance Accelerated Reader, Renaissance Star Custom, Renaissance Star Early Literacy, Renaissance Star Math, Renaissance Star Reading

Platform: Macintosh, Windows

Last Updated: 5/29/2020


This article only applies if your hosted URL begins with 'https://global-zone'. If your hosted URL begins with 'https://hosted', 'https://auhosted', or 'https://ukhosted', reference KB article #3943285.

Issue:

Network traffic estimates for Renaissance Growth Platform web-based applications hosted by Renaissance.

Resolution:

These estimates can be used to approximate bandwidth requirements for one or more Renaissance web-based applications hosted by Renaissance.

Below is a chart showing bytes sent to, and received from, a Renaissance Growth Platform site while performing various common tasks within the applications. Only traffic to and from the client computer is represented here.

These estimates are based on best-case program use scenarios. User expertise in these scenarios was at a level with someone very familiar with the applications, so very little traffic is generated by error messages, unnecessary browser navigation, etc. Users that are of a more novice level may generate more traffic than is represented here. A district level administrator account was used to complete any task that isn't a student activity. All testing was done starting from loading the initial login page to the completion of the specified task and then logging back out.

Note: Each task was tested multiple times after the task was performed once to populate the browsers cache. The averages are posted below.

 

Application

Task

Sent to Server

Received from Server

Total KB

 

 

 

Renaissance Accelerated Reader


Reading Practice Quiz (10 questions), TOPS

 

631.6 KB

 

542.7 KB

 

1174.4 KB



Literacy Skills Quiz (12 questions), TOPS

 

630.0 KB

 

564.4 KB

 

1194.4 KB


Reading Practice with Voice Quiz (10 questions), TOPS

 

763.2 KB

 

980.3 KB

 

1743.5 KB


Diagnostic Report, Reading Practice: 30 students

 

282.0 KB

 

386.3 KB

 

668.3 KB


Read Article, Take Quiz, TOPS

 

862.9 KB

 

3145.0 KB

 

4007.9 KB

 

*Accelerated Math IP/Planner/Star Custom


Assignment (5 to 6 questions)

508.3 KB

1410.4 KB

1918.8 KB

Teacher Assigning an Assignment

311.7 KB

1838.1 KB

2149.8 KB

 

Renaissance Star Early Literacy


Test with Demonstration and Practice

 

1290.8 KB

 

2920.1 KB

 

4210.9 KB


Diagnostic Report: 30 students (On Screen)

272.3 KB

391.8 KB

664.1 KB

Diagnostic Report: 30 students (PDF)

383.1 KB

624.8 KB

1007.9 KB

 

Renaissance Star Math


Enterprise Test: 34 Questions

811.6 KB

1768.7 KB

2580.3 KB

Diagnostic Report: 30 students (On Screen)

243.3 KB

448.2 KB

691.6 KB

Diagnostic Report: 30 students (PDF)

391.0 KB

656.7 KB

1047.7 KB

 

Renaissance Star Reading


Enterprise Test: 34 Questions

516.1 KB

195.7 KB

711.8 KB

Diagnostic Report: 30 students (On Screen)

254.8 KB

465.2 KB

719.9 KB

Diagnostic Report: 30 students (PDF)

386.1 KB

872.7 KB

1258.8 KB

*Note: Star Custom and Planner contain many third-party resources and user-created content which may use substantially more bandwidth than what is used during a 5-question skill check assignment. Depending upon available bandwidth and technology, districts may choose to set local limits for educators to follow regarding test length and multimedia content. 

See the example below of how you can use the information in the above chart to calculate bandwidth usage for a specific testing scenario.

Your K through 12 school has 2,000 students. It is the beginning of the first marking period, and you will be testing 800 students in Star Reading. You have a computer lab with 35 computers and that is the maximum amount of students you will test at one time. You would calculate bandwidth usage as follows:

35 students x 711.8 Total KB = 24,913 KB for the session

Most bandwidth calculations are completed in bits, not bytes, so the following conversion is needed:

24,913  kilobytes (KB) x 8 (8 bits in each byte) = 199,304 kilobits (Kb) per session. This is equal to 199.304 megabits (Mb) per session.


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