October 7, 2022
Districts across the state can now use data from their Star Assessments to help identify students eligible for gifted education programs.
Bloomington, MN (October 7, 2022) – Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, recently announced that Star Reading and Star Math have been added to the approved list of Gifted Education Assessment Measures to identify students’ eligibility for gifted education programs in the achievement domain by the Georgia Department of Education.
Districts across the state can now use data from their Star Assessments for Reading and Math to help identify students eligible for gifted education programs.
“We welcome the opportunity to assist Georgia educators and students and support gifted identification with valid and reliable data from our Star Assessments,” said Darice Keating, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at Renaissance. “The Georgia Department of Education’s approval of Star Assessments will help districts to personalize instruction informed by data-driven insights to help educators reach every student at the right level.”
The Georgia DOE gifted education screening process requires data for students in four categories including mental ability, achievement, creativity, and motivation. Star assessment data will be used to measure student performance in the achievement category.
Star Reading is a comprehensive online assessment providing all of the insights needed to guide literacy growth for readers at all levels. Star Reading transforms assessment data into action steps for educators, giving teachers helpful insights and tools to strengthen instruction.
Star Math puts assessment data to work for educators so teachers can spend less time analyzing results and more time differentiating instruction. With Star Math, educators can help students increase math mastery with actionable insights into each student’s math skills and subskills.
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. Our portfolio includes solutions for assessment (Star Assessments, Star Phonics, myIGDIs for Preschool, FastBridge, DnA, and SchoolCity); practice (Accelerated Reader, myON, Freckle, and Lalilo); data-driven insights (eduCLIMBER and Schoolzilla); and teacher-facilitated instructional delivery (Nearpod).
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