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Ohio Department of Education Approves Renaissance Star Assessments to Support Districts’ Student Growth Goals

Star Assessments provide efficient, valid measures of student growth, aligning to Ohio Learning Standards

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (June 15, 2018)Renaissance®, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announces that the Ohio Department of Education has approved Renaissance Star Assessments® with high marks in multiple assessment categories for the 2018-2019 school year. Renaissance is also the only approved vendor that developed an assessment specifically built to measure third-grade reading proficiency in Ohio.

Star Assessments, which are proven to align to the Ohio Learning Standards, support Ohio districts and schools by helping educators maximize time and resources to improve student growth. The Ohio Department of Education approved Star Assessments in the following categories:

  • K-3 Diagnostic Assessment for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee

  • Alternative Standardized Assessment for Third Grade Reading

  • Teacher and Principal Evaluation

  • Pre-screening Instruments for Children Who are Gifted

“We look forward to serving administrators and teachers in Ohio as a preferred assessment vendor,” said Laurie Borkon, vice president of government affairs at Renaissance. “We have worked with districts in the state for decades, helping educators measure students’ growth and guide students toward mastery of the Ohio Learning Standards. We are also very pleased that our Star Assessment for third grade, built specifically to measure third-grade reading proficiency, passed with high marks.”

Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee helps to identify and support students from kindergarten through third grade who are behind in reading. Star Assessments enable educators in Ohio to determine what students in these early grades know and who may need additional support.

Star Assessments provide screening, progress monitoring, and growth data that give educators reliable insight to help lead their students toward mastering Ohio’s Learning Standards in early literacy, reading, and math. These assessments promote student growth and position students for future success. The 20-minute computer adaptive assessments deliver actionable, accurate information in the shortest amount of testing time.

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About Renaissance

Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics—enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Founded by parents, upheld by educators, and enriched by data scientists, Renaissance knows learning is a continual journey—from year to year and for a lifetime. Our data-driven, personalized solutions are currently used in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit

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