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Ohio Department of Education Approves Star Assessments to Support Continuous Learning Once Again

This marks the eighth year in a row Star Assessments have been on the approved lists of assessments for the Buckeye State, including new approvals

Bloomington, Minn. (Sept. 17, 2020)Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, announced that the Ohio Department of Education approved Star Assessments with high marks in multiple assessment categories for the 2020–2021 school year.

Through research conducted by an independent national expert, Star Assessments are proven to be highly aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards. Star Assessments 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 Universal Screening
  • Teacher and Principal Evaluation
  • Pre-screening for Children Who Are Gifted
  • Alternative Reading Assessment: The Third Grade Guarantee
  • Alternate Assessment for Grades 3–8: ELA (New)
  • Alternate Assessment for Grades 3–8: Math (New)
  • High-Quality Student Data (New)

Star Assessments—consisting of Star Reading, Star Math, and Star Early Literacy—are built on sound psychometric theory and years of careful research and development. Educators and students benefit from a wide range of actionable data that Star Assessments deliver in an average of just 20 minutes of testing time.

“We’re thrilled to once again partner with educators in Ohio,” said Laurie Borkon, Vice President of Government Affairs at Renaissance. “This fall will be especially important as schools and districts adjust to in-person, remote, and hybrid learning environments. With Star Assessments, educators across the state can pinpoint each student’s learning gaps and make the most of their time spent together—whether that’s in-person or virtual.”

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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 100 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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