Early Learner, English Learner, Every Learner

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.

Purposeful

The data and insight you need to inform instructional decisions, whether assessing in school or remotely.

Proven

Trust the validity and reliability of Star data, backed by research, validity studies, and millions of data points.

Powerful

Cutting-edge learning science, data analytics, and test design deliver maximum impact in minimal time.

Predictive

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 Reading

Guide literacy growth for K–12 students.

Star Math

Lead students in grades K‒12 to amazing math achievement.

Star Early Literacy

Give Pre-K‒3 students their best possible start.

Star CBM

Get in-depth insight into elementary students’ development with curriculum-based measures for reading and mathematics.

Star CBM Lectura

Assessments that truly reflect K–6 students’ literacy development in Spanish.

Star Custom

Measure instruction with skill-based pre-made or custom-built assessments.

Star Spanish

Assessments for reading, math, and early literacy in English and in Spanish help you support emerging bilingual students.

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

Comprehensive reporting

Visualize

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.

Interactive data visualizations

Screen

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.

Know how students are performing against school, district, or state benchmarks so you can prioritize needs and allocate resources more effectively.

Set goals

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.

Confidently move students forward with a goal-setting tool complete with step-by-step directions and an intuitive user interface.

Monitor progress

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.

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.

Data from Star Assessments, along with instruction and practice activities, combine to provide a continuous measure to keep students on track to success in your state.

Predict performance

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.

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 Growth Report
Star Growth Report
Star Growth Report

Learn more about Star Assessments

Why Star is quick and accurate

How it works

1

Computer-adaptive testing

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.

2

Automatic adjustments

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.

3

No repetition

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.

4

Accurate results

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.

SGP

In addition to achievement, Star measures growth via a Student Growth Percentile. Learn what SGP is, how it’s measured, and why it matters.

Learning progressions

Star leverages empirically validated learning progressions to help you keep all students on track for your state’s grade-level standards.

Approvals

Star has been approved by more than two dozen states as a sole assessment solution or as part of an approved list.

Trusted by educators and researchers nationwide

Decades of research prove the reliability and validity of Star Assessments

2.8

billion

Billions of real-world student data points guide the development of Star tests.

100+

Hundreds of studies show Star strongly correlates with other achievement tests.

50+

Over 50 independent research publications support Star Assessments.

15+

More than 15 peer-reviewed studies rely on Star as an outcome measure.

Star Assessments provide reliable, valid data

Research-based, research-proven

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
Star Assessments provide reliable, valid data

Learn more about how Star Assessments allow teachers to teach with confidence

State linking studies for Star Assessments

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.

Select your state and review the state study

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View more studies on Star Assessments in the Renaissance Research Library

Brochure

Learn how Star Assessments can help you ensure success for all students

Science Of Star Assessments

See the research behind Star and the many studies that prove the reliability and validity of Star Assessments

REAL STORIES FROM REAL EDUCATORS

Success stories from schools and districts like yours

Large urban district eliminates over-testing

Lee County School District in Fort Myers, Florida, has drastically reduced the testing footprint in every classroom thanks to Star Assessments.

Small rural district boosts student achievement

Snake River School District in Blackfoot, Idaho, uses Star to get detailed learning data for every student—and has raised proficiency rates by 15 percent.

We showed a few principals a fraction of what they could do. There was no pushback—they were amazed that all of this data could be at their fingertips.

Michael Flanagan • Assistant Superintendent, The Diocese of Madison

Recognized by educators and industry leaders nationwide

  • SOC2 Report

    SOC2 Report

    2022

  • Best Assessment App

    Best Assessment App

    2021

  • NCII

    NCII

    2021

  • ED Tech Cool Tool Finalist

    ED Tech Cool Tool Finalist

    2019

  • TCEA

    TCEA

    2019

  • Tech Learning Awards of Excellence

    Tech Learning Awards of Excellence

    2019

INTEGRATIONS
Connector Data Upload Method
Data Upload Method 1
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Award

CODiE Awards Finalist
Best content authoring development or curation solution.

Find funding for Star Assessments

Invest in high-quality assessments

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 funding for Star Assessments

Find correlations, guidance documents, and other funding resources

Visit Renaissance’s comprehensive funding page for additional support.

Want to learn more?

A Renaissance representative can provide you with a more detailed understanding of Star Assessments and help you decide if they’re the right tools for you and your students.

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