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Star CBM Reading approved in Oklahoma as a Dyslexia Screening Assessment

Bloomington, Minn. (July 9, 2021)Renaissance, the global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, recently announced that the Oklahoma State Board of Education has approved Star CBM Reading as a screening assessment for characteristics of dyslexia.

The Board concluded that Star CBM Reading meets the requirements for a Dyslexia Screening Assessment under state statute. The statute requires such screening assessments to include eight components: phonological awareness, advanced phonemic awareness, sound-symbol recognition, alphabet knowledge, decoding skills, encoding skills, rapid naming, and developmental language.

Beginning in the 2022–2023 school year, K–3 students in Oklahoma who do not meet the grade-level target on a universal screening assessment at the beginning of the year must also be screened for characteristics of dyslexia.

“We’re pleased to offer Oklahoma districts a valid and reliable screening assessment for characteristics of dyslexia,” said Dr. Luann Bowen, Vice President of Government Affairs at Renaissance. “Many districts are already using Star Assessments for universal screening, and Star CBM Reading will provide further insights into Oklahoma students’ instructional needs.”

In a related action, the Oklahoma State Board of Education reapproved Star Early Learning as a Universal Screening Assessment for K–3 students under the state’s Reading Sufficiency Act. Star Early Learning—which is comprised of the Star Early Literacy and Star Reading assessments—was originally approved by the Board in 2018.

Oklahoma educators can learn more about using Star CBM Reading and Star Early Learning to meet state screening requirements by watching this on-demand webinar.

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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; Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement; Lalilo, to develop critical foundational skills; and Nearpod, for teacher-facilitated instructional delivery.

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