In one classroom, a student looked at the Star CBM Lectura passage before her teacher had even asked her to read it. She immediately had a smile on her face and said, “This is real Spanish!” Students aren’t always excited about testing, but this was a genuine moment of joy in the classroom. When the language is authentic, students can feel it, because it’s part of their identity and their culture.
Ginina Arroyo • Teacher, Crestwood Elementary School
FAQs about Star CBM Lectura and Spanish literacy development
Understanding Star CBM Lectura
What grade levels does Star CBM Lectura cover?
Star CBM Lectura covers a wide range of grade levels, including elementary, middle, and high school. It offers assessments for Spanish literacy development that align with the curriculum and reading development needs of students across these grade levels.
How is Star CBM Lectura administered?
Star CBM Lectura is administered digitally through Renaissance’s platform. Students engage with the reading tasks and passages in Spanish, and their responses are recorded and analyzed to generate detailed reports for educators.
Can Star CBM Lectura be used alongside Star CBM for English language assessments?
Yes, Star CBM Lectura can be used in conjunction with Star CBM for English language assessments. Together, they provide educators with a comprehensive assessment solution to measure and support students’ reading skills in both Spanish and English.
How frequently should Star CBM Lectura assessments be conducted?
The frequency of Star CBM Lectura assessments can be determined based on educational goals and the needs of the students. Regular assessment intervals are recommended to monitor progress effectively and adjust instruction accordingly. Educators may choose to administer the assessments multiple times throughout the academic year.
What types of reports does Star CBM Lectura provide?
Star CBM Lectura generates detailed reports that offer insights into students’ Spanish literacy development. The reports include individual student profiles, growth trends, skill mastery levels, and areas requiring intervention. Educators can utilize this information to tailor instruction, identify specific areas for improvement, and monitor progress over time.
How does Star CBM Lectura support intervention and instructional planning?
Star CBM Lectura supports intervention and instructional planning by identifying students who may need additional support in their Spanish literacy development. The assessment results help educators pinpoint areas of strength and weakness, develop targeted interventions, and personalize instruction to meet the individual needs of students learning to read in Spanish.
Additional student assessment resources
Enhance your picture of K–6 students’ literacy development in Spanish with first-hand insights from Star CBM Lectura.