Star Reading

Lead students toward reading mastery with state-specific data to personalize learning

Guide your K–12 students to greater reading growth with standards-based, computer-adaptive assessments that measure students’ reading comprehension, monitor achievement and growth, and track understanding of focus skills aligned to your state-specific learning standards. Renaissance Star Reading® combines screening and progress monitoring and is a component of the Renaissance Star 360® assessment suite.

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Predict performance on your state summative assessment

Want to avoid surprises on high-stakes tests? See how Renaissance Star Assessments enable you to accurately predict students’ performance on state summative tests and college entrance exams. Watch Predicting Performance on High Stakes Tests to see how. You can also select your state below to see the linking study.

District boosts achievement and state ranking with spot-on K–12 assessments

District boosts K–12 achievement and state ranking with Star Assessments

Watch this video to learn more about how one district used Star Assessment data to accurately predict achievement of more than 75,000 students.

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Guide more reading growth in less time

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

Students take a valid, reliable assessment

Less testing time = more instructional time

Talk about results and set goals to make learning relevant

Students take a valid, reliable assessment

Less testing time = more instructional time

Talk about results and set goals to make learning relevant

Track achievement and growth data from year-to-year

View students' reading achievement toward State, district, or school benchmarks, and track growth within the current school year, or across multiple school years to identify where students are and determine what they need.

Track achievement and growth data from year-to-year

View student achievement toward State, district, or school benchmarks, and track growth within the current school year, or across multiple school years to identify where students are and determine what they need.

View data across grades

Make better decisions by viewing a consistent measure of students' reading progress across all grade levels.

View school-year data

The school-year view enables you to view students' reading progress and projects an expected target path through the end of the school year.


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Explore sample Star Reading reports.

See data on a broad range of reading skills appropriate to each grade level

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 skills appropriate to each grade level

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 skills

Reading: Literature

  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Summary
  • Inference and Evidence
  • Craft and Structure
  • Point of View
  • Structure of Literary Text
  • Word Meaning
  • Connotation
  • Author’s Word Choice and Figurative Language
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Modes of Representation
  • Analysis and Comparison
  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Reading: Informational Text

  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Prediction
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Inference and Evidence
  • Sequence
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Connections and Relationships
  • Summary
  • Craft and Structure
  • Text Features
  • Author’s Purpose and Perspective
  • Word Meaning
  • Organization
  • Author’s Word Choice and Figurative Language
  • Connotation
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Modes of Representation
  • Argumentation
  • Analysis and Comparison
  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Language

  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
  • Word Relationships
  • Structural Analysis
  • Context Clues
  • Real-Life Word Connections and Applications
  • Vocabulary in Context
  • Antonyms
  • Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Synonyms
  • Word Reference Materials
  • Figures of Speech

Reading: Literature

  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Summary
  • Inference and Evidence
  • Craft and Structure
  • Point of View
  • Structure of Literary Text
  • Word Meaning
  • Connotation
  • Author’s Word Choice and Figurative Language
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Modes of Representation
  • Analysis and Comparison
  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Reading: Informational Text

  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Prediction
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Inference and Evidence
  • Sequence
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Modes of Representation
  • Analysis and Comparison
  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Connections and Relationships
  • Summary
  • Craft and Structure
  • Text Features
  • Author’s Purpose and Perspective
  • Word Meaning
  • Organization
  • Author’s Word Choice and Figurative Language
  • Connotation
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Modes of Representation
  • Argumentation
  • Analysis and Comparison
  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Language

  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
  • Word Relationships
  • Structural Analysis
  • Context Clues
  • Real-Life Word Connections and Applications
  • Vocabulary in Context
  • Antonyms
  • Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Synonyms
  • Word Reference Materials
  • Figures of Speech
Reading skills

Reading: Literature

  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Summary
  • Inference and Evidence
  • Craft and Structure
  • Point of View
  • Structure of Literary Text
  • Word Meaning
  • Connotation
  • Author’s Word Choice and Figurative Language
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Modes of Representation
  • Analysis and Comparison
  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Reading: Informational Text

  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Prediction
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Inference and Evidence
  • Sequence
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Connections and Relationships
  • Summary
  • Craft and Structure
  • Text Features
  • Author’s Purpose and Perspective
  • Word Meaning
  • Organization
  • Author’s Word Choice and Figurative Language
  • Connotation
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Modes of Representation
  • Argumentation
  • Analysis and Comparison
  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Language

  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
  • Word Relationships
  • Structural Analysis
  • Context Clues
  • Real-Life Word Connections and Applications
  • Vocabulary in Context
  • Antonyms
  • Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Synonyms
  • Word Reference Materials
  • Figures of Speech

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Build on strengths of Spanish-speaking English learners

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

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Valid data informs and personalizes reading practice goals

Star Reading assessment data seamlessly integrates with Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Reader 360 practice data, providing a 360-degree view of overall reading growth and achievement.

accelerated reader and star reading dashboard screenshot

Valid data informs and personalizes reading practice goals

Star Reading assessment data seamlessly integrates with Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Reader 360 practice data, providing a 360-degree view of overall reading growth and achievement.

accelerated reader and star reading dashboard screenshot

See data from Star Reading assessments on the left side of the dashboard, while the right side shows data about students’ reading practice. Everything you need to personalize reading practice at the right level for every student, set goals, and help all students develop a lifelong love of reading as they work toward mastery.

Learn more about Accelerated Reader 360 »

Bringing success to classrooms everywhere


Just one part of the Star 360 assessment suite

Star Reading, 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 Math, Star Early Literacy, Star Spanish, and Star Custom.

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