October 12, 2022

Districts across the state can now use data from Star Early Literacy and Star Reading for universal screening and Star Phonics as an approved reading diagnostic

Bloomington, MN (October 12, 2022) Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, recently announced that Star Assessments have been approved by the Kentucky Department of Education to assist school leaders and teachers to meet the required criteria of the Read to Succeed Act (Senate Bill 9) through valid and reliable assessment as part of a multi-tiered system of supports for students in grades K–3.

“We’re pleased to support the teachers and students of Kentucky with valid and reliable assessments for measuring and monitoring literacy skills proficiency,” said Mark DeFranco, Regional Vice President at Renaissance. “Star Assessments will help teachers to identify students who may be at risk for developing reading difficulties and are in need of additional instruction and intervention, as well as the key foundational literacy skills students are ready to learn next.”

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 a computer-adaptive assessment of phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics, print concepts, fluency, and comprehension for beginning and emergent readers.

Star Reading is computer-adaptive assessment for independent readers in the key domains of vocabulary and comprehension.

Star Phonics is the first and only web-based assessment that screens and diagnoses 12 phonics categories and 102 essential skills. Star Phonics gives educators specific information about students’ development of essential phonics components.

About Renaissance

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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