Star Early Literacy

Give students their best start by knowing what early literacy and numeracy concepts they know and what they need to work on next. Early intervention is the single best predictor for future success, particularly in reading and language acquisition. Assess students’ foundational reading, language and vocabulary, and numeracy skills in key domains down to the sub-skill level.

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Guide early growth in less time

Why spend more time on assessment than you need to? Get research-validated, state-specific learning data on students’ pre-reading and numeracy skills, all in less than 20 minutes of testing time. Make informed decisions and personalize learning, all while having more time to connect with students.

Assess early literacy skills in English and Spanish

English learners are the fastest growing population in schools. See a side by side comparison of early literacy skills in English and Spanish. You’ll know what students know in their native language, and what they are able to demonstrate in English.

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Star Early Literacy lights the path to grade-level mastery of Virginia state standards

Are students on track to read proficiently by the end of third grade? Are students mastering early numeracy skills? Star Early Literacy gives you at-a-glance data dashboards that track students’ path to mastery from the beginning to the end of the school year, and from year-to-year.

 

Beginning of school year

Give pre-K-3 students their best start! Screen students and gain immediate insights about their early literacy and numeracy skills in eight key domains. See who needs urgent intervention to meet grade-level expectations. Know the goals every student needs to reach and the optimal path to reading proficiently by grade 3.
 
 

Midyear and throughout

Monitor students’ progress to see who’s responding to intervention and how your young students are growing. Continue to guide growth with state-specific learning progressions that list skills and sub-skills in a teachable order. Quickly access resources to personalize learning and move every student forward.
 
 

End-of-year

Measure proficiency and celebrate your youngest students’ mastery of state standards. Prepare for continued growth next school year using achievement and growth scores including Percentile Rank (PR) and Student Growth Percentile (SGP).
 

Short assessments. Timely insights. Fast growth.

Renaissance acts on our ever-growing database of more than 2.7 billion practice and assessment data points to glean new insights and refine our solutions. Learning analytics and advances in learning science give us more precision to enable shorter assessments and continually fine-tune state-specific learning progressions.

Reading Foundational Skills & Language

Print Concepts:

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

Phonological Awareness:

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

Phonics and Word Recognition:

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

Fluency:

Purpose of Reading, Reading with Comprehension, Repair Strategies, Reading Rate WCPM, Prosody

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 Spanish