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Star CBM Reading Approved in Indiana as a Universal Screener for Characteristics of Dyslexia

Educators in the Hoosier State can now use Star CBM Reading to screen for characteristics of dyslexia in their students

Bloomington, Minn. (Nov. 10, 2020)Renaissance, the global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, recently announced that the Indiana Department of Education approved Star CBM Reading as a universal screener for characteristics of dyslexia.

Star CBM Reading—a key component of Star Assessments—gives educators in-depth insight into their elementary students’ development with curriculum-based measures for reading. The assessments can be administered remotely with online administrations and are also offered in paper.

Star CBM Reading helps educators measure the required skills set by the state: phonological and phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge, sound-symbol recognition, decoding skills, and rapid naming skills. Renaissance’s rapid naming measures for colors and pictures are truly a breakthrough—with easy, immediate scoring and reporting with norm-based cut scores.

Star Early Literacy was one of the first assessments approved in Indiana for universal screening for characteristics of dyslexia. Now, educators have a choice between Star Early Literacy and Star CBM Reading, giving all Star 360 and Star Elementary customers the chance to take advantage of the best rapid automatized naming measure (RAN) available.

Renaissance will host a live webinar on Wednesday, November 18, to provide more details about the approval and how educators in Indiana can take advantage of Star CBM Reading.

“We’re thrilled to once again partner with educators in Indiana,” said Laurie Borkon, Vice President of Government Affairs at Renaissance. “While educators in the state are familiar with using Star Early Literacy to screen their students for characteristics of dyslexia, Star CBM Reading gives them another great universal screening tool to ensure their students are set up for success—now and in the future.”

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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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