Tennessee State Board of Education Approves Renaissance Assessments as K–3 Universal Reading Screeners
Bloomington, Minn. (August 13, 2021) – Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, recently announced that the Tennessee State Board of Education has approved Renaissance assessments as K–3 universal reading screeners for implementing the Tennessee Literacy Success Act.
The state’s LEAs and public charter schools can now utilize Star Early Literacy, Star CBM, and Star Reading to screen K–3 students during the three annual administration windows. Additionally, the results of the universal reading screener may be used to identify at-risk students for implementation of the Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act.
“We’re pleased to offer LEAs and public charter schools valid and reliable assessments for measuring and monitoring literacy skills proficiency,” said Alysse Daniels, Regional Vice President at Renaissance. “Many Tennessee schools are already using Renaissance assessment and practice solutions to support student learning. Star Assessments will provide further insights into K–3 readers’ grade-level proficiency and identify students in need of intervention.”
Star Assessments are quick and easy for teachers to administer, and they provide actionable information to support strong foundational literacy development:
- Star Early Literacy is an online assessment of phonological awareness, phonics, print concepts, fluency, and comprehension for beginning and emergent readers.
- Star CBM provides curriculum-based measures to assess students’ understanding of letters and their sounds, phonological awareness, decoding, and oral passage reading. Teachers administer the measures 1:1, either online or on paper.
- Star Reading is an online assessment for independent readers in the key domains of vocabulary and comprehension.
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 reach more than 40 percent of US schools and more than half a million students in other regions across the world.
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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