Empowering teachers and honoring students

Reliable and valid assessments for Spanish literacy development

Star CBM Lectura lets students showcase the skills they know in Spanish while providing teachers with meaningful data that helps strengthen the connection between assessment and classroom instruction.


Give all students the opportunity to show what they know with assessments that measure the literacy skills they are developing.


Multiple measures are provided to screen and track student growth and evaluate instruction and intervention.


Measure components of foundational literacy that are most predictive of learning to read in Spanish.


Confidently inform instructional decisions, set appropriate student goals, and track progress toward reading success with immediate access to reliable and valid data.

Actionable insights to support emergent bilingual students

Track students’ progress in Spanish literacy development

Teachers administer 1:1 to students online, in print, remotely, or in person to get a clear picture of Spanish literacy development.

Item-level scoring, the ability to record responses, goal setting, and intuitive reports give you actionable insights and next steps.

Track students progress

Teachers administer 1:1 to students online, in print, remotely, or in person to get a clear picture of literacy development in Spanish.

Star Record Book

Item-level scoring, the ability to record responses, goal setting, and intuitive reports give you actionable insights and next steps.

Pre-reader to high achiever

A strong foundation for success

Providing authentic assessment with Star CBM Lectura

Read about the research and best practices that informed the design of Star CBM Lectura and how it differs from other Spanish curriculum-based measures.

Design and evaluation of Star CBM Lectura

Discover how Renaissance partnered with experts in the field of biliteracy to create measures that truly evaluate early learners’ Spanish literacy development.

Authentic measures that truly reflect what your students know

Star CBM Lectura provides authentic measures that reflect students’ literacy development in Spanish.

Combinaciones De Letras

Consonant/vowel combinations: grades K–1

This measure assesses students’ knowledge of the phonetic sounds of letter pairs.

Sílabas Simples

Simple syllables: grades K–1

This measure assesses early readers’ knowledge of simple syllables, an early basis for decoding words.

Sílabas Compuestas

Complex syllables: grades 1–2

This measure examines children’s ability to use more complex strategies to decode unknown words.

Lecturas En Voz Alta

Passage oral reading: grades 1–6

This measure assesses students’ decoding and fluency skills when reading connected text, with high correlations to comprehension.

Learn more about Star CBM Lectura

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.


Build on and support your emergent bilingual students’ assets and set them up for success.

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