Renaissance Star Early Literacy

Give pre-K–3 students the best possible start

Guide your youngest students toward mastery of the early literacy skills directly related to their future success as readers. Renaissance Star Early Literacy®, a component of our Renaissance Star 360® assessment suite, measures students’ vocabulary, phonics, language, and numeracy skills, monitors achievement and growth, and tracks understanding of literacy concepts aligned to your state learning standards.

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Start every student on the path to mastery

In less than 20 minutes of testing time, get research-validated, state-specific learning data on students’ pre-reading and numeracy skills in key domains down to the subskill level. Assessments with built-in graphics and audio support keep kids engaged, while providing an accurate measure of skills so teachers can target instruction to improve outcomes.

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Students have graphic and audio support as they assess

Teachers gain immediate insights with more time to teach

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Teachers and students set goals and talk about what comes next

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Students have graphic and audio support as they assess

Teachers gain immediate insights with more time to teach

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Teachers and students set goals and talk about what comes next

Guide continued growth on a unified, state-specific learning progression

At Renaissance, we believe it’s imperative that educators have the data and insights to assure every child can read well by the end of grade 3. Star Early Literacy provides a clear picture of a child’s early literacy skills, along with access to instructional resources to guide growth on a state-specific learning path.

Star Early Literacy and Star Reading are aligned to a research-based learning progression on a unified scale. Educators can see students’ progress through a sequence of skills and subskills based on your state standards. Quickly identify knowledge gaps and determine next steps to ensure all students are on the path from pre-literacy to reading proficiency, and to success in college, career, and life.

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"A student’s ability to read at grade level by the 3rd grade is the #1 indicator whether or not that student will complete high school."

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Essential questions about mastery, answered

Which early literacy skills has a child mastered? Which skills need additional work? How close is the student to mastery of a skill? Does the student need intervention, additional instruction, more practice? Get the answers to all your questions in one easy-to-read dashboard.

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Essential questions about mastery, answered

Which early literacy skills has a child mastered? Which skills need additional work? How close is the student to mastery of a skill? Does the student need intervention, additional instruction, more practice? Get the answers to all your questions in one easy-to-read dashboard.

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Mastery is the key

The Mastery Dashboard is just one of the powerful reports and intuitive dashboards included with Star Early Literacy.


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Explore sample Star Early Literacy reports.

See data on a broad range of reading and math skills

Guide students to become proficient readers with a research-based, empirically supported learning progression for your state. It identifies the continuum of reading strategies and skills needed for students to reach grade-level proficiency and achieve mastery.

See data on a broad range of reading and math skills

Guide students to become proficient readers with a research-based, empirically supported learning progression for your state. It identifies the continuum of reading strategies and skills needed for students to reach grade-level proficiency and achieve mastery.

Reading Foundational Skills and 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
  • Real-Life Word Connections and Applications
  • Prosody

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

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

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
  • Real-Life Word Connections and Applications
  • 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

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

Reading Foundational Skills and 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
  • Real-Life Word Connections and Applications
  • 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

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Build on strengths of Spanish-speaking English learners

Star Early Literacy includes assessments in both English and Spanish. Students can complete both in about 40 minutes. See results reported side-by-side to compare the early literacy skills students have in their native language with early literacy skills they have in English. Use that data to individualize instruction and guide them to reading proficiency with greater certainty.

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Bringing success to classrooms everywhere


Just one part of the Star 360 assessment suite

Star Early Literacy, which can be purchased separately, is a component of Star 360. Learn more about the Star 360 assessment suite as well as the other components Star Reading, Star Math, Star Spanish, and Star Custom.

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