Star Early Literacy

Renaissance Star Early Literacy® assessments provide interim data so you can set goals, respond quickly to student needs, monitor progress, and maximize growth.

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Assess early literacy and numeracy skills in eight key domains


Reading: Foundational Skills

Print Concepts

  • Directionality
  • Letters and Words
  • Word Length
  • Word Borders
  • Visual Discrimination / Alphabetic Principle
  • Alphabetic Sequence
  • Print Features

Phonological Awareness

  • Rhyming and Word Families
  • Blending, Counting, and Segmenting Syllables
  • Blending and Segmenting
  • Distinguishing between Long and Short Vowel Sounds
  • Isolating Initial, Final, and Medial Phonemes
  • Adding/Substituting Phonemes

Phonics and Word Recognition

  • Spelling-Sound Correspondences: Consonants
  • Spelling-Sound Correspondences: Vowels
  • Regular and Irregular Spellings / High-Frequency Words
  • Inflectional Endings / Affixes
  • Syllables


  • Purpose of Reading / Reading with Comprehension
  • Repair Strategies
  • Reading Rate WCPM
  • Prosody

Language *

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

  • Word Relationships
  • Structural Analysis
  • Antonyms
  • Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Synonyms

Numbers and Operations *

Counting and Cardinality

  • Number Naming and Number Identification
  • Number Object Correspondence
  • Sequence Completion

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Composing and Decomposing

Measurement and Data

  • Measurement

* Not yet available in Star Early Literacy Spanish