Whether you’re teaching in-person, remotely, or a blend of both, use the most comprehensive K–12 interim and formative assessment suite available—universal screening, progress monitoring, and goal-setting data to move every student forward.
Reading, math, early literacy, and custom assessments
Why overwhelm educators and students with testing? Streamline the assessment process with valid, reliable data to deliver the right instruction, at the right time, for the right reason. Get a complete view of students’ progress at the grade, school, or district level, including achievement and growth measures.
The data and insight you need to inform instructional decisions, whether assessing in school or remotely.
Trust the validity and reliability of Star data, backed by research, validity studies, and millions of data points.
Cutting-edge learning science, data analytics, and test design deliver maximum impact in minimal time.
Statistical linking makes Star highly predictive of performance on state and other high-stakes tests.
EXPLORE THE COMPLETE STAR SUITE
Star tests for reading, math, early literacy, and custom assessment
Star Assessments for administrators, teachers, and family
Administrators: Lead with confidence
View performance at the district, school, or grade level. Review performance and growth metrics so you can allocate resources to help all students succeed.
Teachers: Teach with confidence
Stay informed with feedback and support that enables you to understand what every student knows and the best instructional materials to motivate and get every student excited about learning.
Families: Support your child's success
Know your child’s needs will be met with assessments that screen students and measure progress, answering essential questions about your child’s learning.
Essential insights into your students’ learning
Interactive data visualizations provide leaders with an enhanced view of Star’s district reporting for more powerful insights. Dig deeper into your data than ever before using Renaissance Analytics’ multiple filters, demographic comparisons, and longitudinal views.
Make the most of instructional time by knowing who is performing above or at benchmark and who may need additional support or intervention. See valid, reliable data immediately after testing.
Know how students are performing against school, district, or state benchmarks so you can prioritize needs and allocate resources more effectively.
Take the guesswork out of setting the right goals to motivate and engage every student. An embedded, research-based goal-setting tool helps teachers set reasonable, attainable goals.
Confidently move students forward with a goal-setting tool complete with step-by-step directions and an intuitive user interface.
Monitor students’ progress toward goals throughout the school year. Know if students in RTI/MTSS are responding to intervention in time to adjust instruction.
See which students are meeting their goals and determine if students are responding to intervention with easy-to-interpret reports.
Track standards mastery
See who is on track to perform well on your state’s summative assessments. Renaissance dashboards show a unified measure of skill mastery based on your state’s standards.
Data from Star Assessments, along with instruction and practice activities, combine to provide a single, comprehensive view of student progress and growth.
Imagine no more surprises on high-stakes tests! Star Assessments, statistically linked to each state’s summative test, are highly accurate predictors of students’ performance.
State performance reports show which students may be at risk for not meeting state proficiency requirements in time to adjust instruction.
See student growth
Monitor achievement and growth with one report. Student Growth Percentile (SGP) scores show you precisely how much students are growing, showcasing changes in scores between testing events.
Knowing scores increased is not enough. The Star Growth Report uses growth norms and SGP to show if growth was below, above, or on par with expectations.
Star Assessments are computer-adaptive tests, meaning each student’s testing experience is unique. For new students, Star starts at grade level—or at the level set by their teacher. For returning students, Star picks up at the level they left off.
When a student answers a question correctly, Star automatically selects a more difficult item to be the next question. When a student answers a question incorrectly, the opposite occurs and the next item is less difficult than the current one.
The system understands how skills relate to one another—and that a student correctly answering advanced items doesn’t need to be tested separately on the basic component skills. For example, a student who aces complex algebra questions won’t see items testing basic addition skills.
By adapting to students and eliminating unnecessary questions, Star can accurately measure student performance and growth with fewer items and less time. Complete results are immediately available for educators via interactive, easy-to-read reports.
A Closer Look
Dive deeper into Star
ACT & SAT
Star data is linked to the ACT and SAT college entrance exams. You’ll know as early as sixth grade which students are on track for meeting college expectations.
Decades of research prove the reliability and validity of Star Assessments
Billions of real-world student data points guide the development of Star tests.
Hundreds of studies show Star strongly correlates with other achievement tests.
Over 50 independent research publications support Star Assessments.
More than 15 peer-reviewed studies rely on Star as an outcome measure.
Star Assessments provide reliable, valid data
Built with cutting-edge computer-adaptive technology and based on more than thirty years of data about how children learn and grow, the research-based Star Assessments provide educators with accurate, trustworthy data about their students’ achievement and growth. Star Assessments are:
Highly rated by the National Center for Intensive Intervention (NCII)
Relied on by over 34,000 schools and districts across the US
Proven to forecast concurrent and future state test performance
Forecast students’ future performance on state summative tests
With Star, you can forecast which students are on track to perform well on your state’s summative test as early as fall—giving you ample time to intervene early and help get all students on track for success.
As reliable, valid assessments of student growth and achievement, Star Assessments meet the criteria for a wide range of funding sources.
To help support data-fueled teaching and learning in your school or district, Renaissance’s expert funding team has created several resources to assist you in finding, applying for, and securing funding for your Star Assessments implementation.
Find correlations, guidance documents, and other funding resources
Visit Renaissance’s comprehensive funding page for additional support.