Star Reading

Guide students to greater reading growth with assessments that are fast, accurate, and easy to administer. Star Reading, a leading computer-adaptive assessment for grades 1-12, identifies which skills and sub-skills your students know, and which skills they’re ready to work on next. Maximize instruction and practice with state-specific insights and resources to guide students on the optimal path to reading proficiency.

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Guide more reading growth in less time

Why spend more time on assessment than you need to? Get research-validated, state-specific learning data on students’ progress toward mastery of state standards, all in less than 20 minutes of testing time. Make informed decisions and personalize learning, all while having more time to connect with students.

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Assess reading skills in English and Spanish

English learners are the fastest growing population in schools. See a side-by-side comparison of reading scores in English and Spanish. You’ll know what students know in their native language, and what they are able to demonstrate in English.

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Star Reading lights the path to grade-level mastery of Virginia state standards

Are students demonstrating mastery of state-specific reading standards? Star Reading gives you intuitive reports and at-a-glance data dashboards that track students’ path to mastery from the beginning to the end of the school year, and from year-to-year.

 

Beginning of school year

Give students their best start with screening that tells you how they’re doing compared to grade-level expectations. In less than 20 minutes of testing time, you’ll see which students are meeting benchmarks and who needs intervention. Then, set attainable goals and chart students’ path toward success.
 
 

Midyear and throughout

Measure students’ progress and pivot instruction as needed. Know who’s on track to reach proficiency, who’s responding to intervention, and how all students are growing. Guide continued growth with state-specific learning progressions that list skills and sub-skills in a teachable order. Access resources to guide and differentiate instruction.
 
 

End-of-year

Measure proficiency and celebrate students’ mastery of state standards. Prepare for continued growth next school year using achievement and growth scores including Percentile Rank (PR) Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) and Student Growth Percentile (SGP).
 

Short assessments. Timely insights. Fast growth.

Renaissance acts on our ever-growing database of more than 2.7 billion practice and assessment data points to glean new insights and refine our solutions. Learning analytics and advances in learning science give us more precision to enable shorter assessments and continually fine-tune state-specific learning progressions.

Star Reading measures students’ understanding of multiple reading skills across a variety of 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 Literacy 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