STAR Reading Skills

Skills for Reading Learners

With STAR Reading, you'll have access to advanced technology that measures 46 reading skill areas within 11 domains—adding up to 475 grade-level skills.

The domains and skills below are grouped into four major areas that relate to CCSS reading standards:


Assess 46 reading skill areas in 11 domains.

Foundational Skills

Phonics and Word Recognition
  • Inflectional Endings / Affixes
Fluency
  • Purpose of Reading / Reading with Comprehension

Reading: Literature

Key Ideas and Details
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Summary
  • Inference and Evidence
Craft and Structure
  • Point of View
  • Structure of Literary Text
  • Word Meaning
  • Connotation
  • Author's Word Choice and Figurative Language
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Modes of Representation
  • Analysis and Comparison
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • Range of Reading
  • Text Complexity

Reading Informational Text

Key Ideas and Details
  • Prediction
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Inference and Evidence
  • Sequence
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Connections and Relationships
  • Summary
Craft and Structure
  • Text Features
  • Author's Purpose and Perspective
  • Word Meaning
  • Organization
  • Author's Word Choice and Figurative Language
  • Connotation
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Modes of Representation
  • Argumentation
  • Analysis and Comparison
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • Range of Reading
  • Text Complexity

Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
  • Word Relationships
  • Structural Analysis
  • Context Clues
  • Real-Life Word Connections and Applications
  • Vocabulary in Context
  • Antonyms
  • Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Synonyms
  • Word Reference Materials
  • Figures of Speech
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