Star Early Literacy assessment


Star Early Literacy assessments provide interim data so you can set goals, respond quickly to student needs, monitor progress, and maximize growth.


Assess early literacy and numeracy skills in eight key domains


Reading: Foundational Skills

Print Concepts

  • Directionality
  • Letters and Words
  • Word Length
  • Word Borders
  • Visual Discrimination / Alphabetic Principle
  • Alphabetic Sequence
  • Print Features

Phonological Awareness

  • Rhyming and Word Families
  • Blending, Counting, and Segmenting Syllables
  • Blending and Segmenting
  • Distinguishing between Long and Short Vowel Sounds
  • Isolating Initial, Final, and Medial Phonemes
  • Adding/Substituting Phonemes

Phonics and Word Recognition

  • Spelling-Sound Correspondences: Consonants
  • Spelling-Sound Correspondences: Vowels
  • Regular and Irregular Spellings / High-Frequency Words
  • Inflectional Endings / Affixes
  • Syllables


  • Purpose of Reading / Reading with Comprehension
  • Repair Strategies
  • Reading Rate WCPM
  • Prosody

Language *

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

  • Word Relationships
  • Structural Analysis
  • Antonyms
  • Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Synonyms

Numbers and Operations *

Counting and Cardinality

  • Number Naming and Number Identification
  • Number Object Correspondence
  • Sequence Completion

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Composing and Decomposing

Measurement and Data

  • Measurement

* Not yet available in Star Early Literacy Spanish