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Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, and Star Math Approved as K–3 Assessment Tools in Alabama

Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, and Star Math provide efficient, valid measures of screening and progress monitoring, including characteristics for dyslexia.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (March 30, 2020)Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, today announced that Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, and Star Math were approved as K–3 assessment tools in Alabama for the 2020–2021 school year.

In accordance with the FY20 ETF Appropriations Bill, districts and schools in Alabama can use Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, and Star Math for real-time monitoring of reading and math progress for students in grades K–3, as well as important adjustments to instruction and intervention. Not only will schools be able to use the three assessments for the identification of students at risk—including for characteristics of dyslexia—but Star Reading may also assist schools and districts in meeting annual screening and reporting requirements for the Alabama Literacy Act.

“We’re excited to partner with educators across Alabama and help them set their students up for success this fall,” said Darice Keating, senior vice president of government affairs at Renaissance. “We look forward to supporting educators in Alabama’s schools by providing information at the right time for instructional decisions.”

Together, Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, and Star Math deliver a wide range of actionable data to spark student achievement and sustain growth in minimal testing time. The three provide essential insights to help students get on track for reading and math success and help educators determine which students are struggling, the specific skills and subskills they’re struggling with, and resources and practice activities to remedy those skill gaps.

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About Renaissance

As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. Renaissance solutions are used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 90 countries worldwide. The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; and Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement. For more information, visit

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