Renaissance State Approvals

 

Updated: October 10, 2017

Learning data is the key to unlocking each student's full potential. To date, Renaissance Star Assessments® have been approved by 25 U.S. states for use as part of 45 approved lists or as a sole assessment solution. More than 32,000 schools and districts in all 50 U.S. states rely on Star Assessments each day for the data they need to maximize student growth and success.

Select one of the U.S. states highlighted in green below or scroll down to learn more about each U.S. state's approval information.

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Select a U.S. state (only includes U.S. states with approvals) or scroll down to learn more about each U.S. state's approval information.

Arizona

Name of List: Third Grade Proficiency Assessment for Move On When Reading (MOWR)

Assessment Solution: Renaissance Star Reading Third Grade Proficiency Assessment

To see the full list of approved products, click here.

Arkansas

Name of List: K–2 Assessments

Assessment Solution: Renaissance Star 360 with RDI

Learn more about Arkansas' student assessments.

California

Name of List: Reading Diagnostics for Second Grade

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Math

Learn more about California's second grade diagnostic assessments.

Colorado

Name of List: Reconsideration List (State Accountability)

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

To see the full list of approved products, click here.

Name of List: Content Collaboration – Resource Bank

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

Learn more about Colorado's assessment bank resources.

Name of List: READ Act Alternative Assessment

Assessment Solution: N/A

Name of List: READ Act Diagnostics K–3

Assessment Solution: Renaissance Star Early Literacy

Learn more about Colorado's approved K–3 diagnostic assessments.

Name of List: READ Act Interim K–3

Assessment Solution: Renaissance Star Early Literacy

Learn more about Colorado's READ approved interim assessments.

Connecticut

Name of List: Approved Menu of Research-based Grades K–3 Universal Screening Reading Assessments

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading

To see the full list of approved assessments, click here.

Delaware

Name of List: DPAS-II Component V Student Growth Measures External Measures

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

Learn more about Delaware's Component V approved external measures.

Florida

Name of List: Alternative Standardized Reading Assessment Used for Good Cause Exemption to Third Grade Retention

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading

Learn more about Florida's third-grade guidance.

Name of List: Tax Credit Scholarship Private School Annual Assessment Requirement

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

Learn more about Florida's annual assessment requirement.

Name of List: Kindergarten Readiness Screener

Assessment Solution: Renaissance Star Early Literacy

Learn more about Florida's kindergarten readiness screener.

Georgia

Name of List: Progress Monitoring – RTI

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

Name of List: School Improvement – Evidence-Based Practices

Practice Solutions: Renaissance Accelerated Reader; Renaissance Accelerated Math

Learn more about Georgia's universal screening process.

Indiana

Name of List: K–10 Formative Assessment Grant Assessment Approval Process

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

Practice Solution: Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Learn more about Indiana's Formative Assessment Grant.

Iowa

Name of List: K–6 Screening and Progress Monitoring

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy (K–3); Renaissance Star Reading (1–6)

Learn more about Iowa's screening and progress monitoring requirements.

Kansas

Name of List: Lists of Student Performance Indicators (2017–2018)

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

To see the full list of student performance indicators, click here.

Kentucky

Name of List: Reading Assessments (Early Literacy)

Assessment Solution: Renaissance Star Reading

To access resources for Kentucky's reading assessments, click here.

Maine

Name of List: K–6 Screening Assessments for RTI

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

To see the full list of approved K–6 assessments, click here.

Name of List: 5–9 Screening Assessments for RTI

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

To see the full list of approved 5–9 assessments, click here.

Name of List: Approved Menu of Research-Based Grades K–3 Universal Screening Reading Assessments

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

To see the full list of approved 8–12 assessments, click here.

Michigan

Name of List: Approved 2017–2018 Initial Assessments

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading

For more information on Michigan's approved 2017–2018 Initial assessments, click here.

Name of List: Approved 2017–2018 Extensive Assessments

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading

For more information on Michigan's approved 2017–2018 Extensive assessments, click here.

Mississippi

Name of List: Kindergarten Readiness

Assessment Solution: MKAS2 K-Readiness Assessment

Learn more about Mississippi's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.

Name of List: Literacy-Based Promotion Act Approved List of Screener and Diagnostic Tools

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading

For more information on the approved list, click here.

Name of List: Literacy-Based Promotion Act Alternative Assessment

Assessment Solution: Third Grade Reading Alternative Assessment (MKAS2)

To see an FAQ on the Literacy-Based Promotion Act, click here.

New York

Name of List: List of Approved Student Assessments for Use by School Districts and BOCES in Teacher and Principal Evaluations under Education Law 3012-d

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

To see the full list of approved assessments, click here.

North Carolina

Name of List: Read to Achieve Local Alternative Assessments

Assessment Solution: Renaissance Star Reading

Learn more about North Carolina's Read to Achieve Program.

Ohio

Name of List: Comparable Assessments to Ohio's Diagnostic Assessment for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Assessment Solution: Renaissance Star Reading Third Grade Reading Proficiency Assessment

Learn more about Ohio's alternative reading assessment.

Name of List: Diagnostics K–3

Assessment Solution: Renaissance Star Reading

Learn more about Ohio's reading diagnostic assessments.

Name of List: Gifted and Talented K–12 Pre-Screening Only

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

To see a chart of approved assessments, click here.

Name of List: Educator Evaluation – Approved Vendor Assessments

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

Learn more about Ohio's approved vendor assessments.

Oklahoma

Name of List: K–3 Screening Instruments for Reading

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading

For more information, click here.

Name of List: Approved Reading Proficiency Tests for Driver's License or Permit Application

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star 360

To see the full list of approved tests, click here.

Oregon

Name of List: Adaptive Math Pilot Programs

Assessment Solution: Renaissance Star Math

Practice Solution: Renaissance Accelerated Math

To see the full adaptive math provider list, click here.

Name of List: CCSS Interim and Formative Assessment

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math; Renaissance Star 360

To access resources for Oregon's assessments, click here.

South Carolina

Name of List: Formative Assessment Reading and Math Grades K–9

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

Learn more about South Carolina's Adoption List of Formative Assessments.

Texas

Name of List: Commissioner's List – English Language Learners

Assessment Solution: Renaissance Star Reading

Learn more about Texas' Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education Programs.

Name of List: Commissioner's List – Kindergarten

Assessment Solution: Renaissance Star Early Literacy (English & Spanish)

For more information on early childhood education in Texas, click here.

Name of List: Commissioner's List – Reading

Assessment Solution: Renaissance Star Reading

To download the 2014–2018 Commissioner's List of Reading Instruments, click here.

Name of List: Group-Administered Reading and Math K–12

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

For more information on state-approved group-administered achievement tests in Texas, click here.

Virginia

Name of List: Student Growth Assessment Contracts

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading; Renaissance Star Math

Learn more about Virginia's Student Growth Assessments Contracts.

Washington

Name of List: Second Grade Reading Assessment

Assessment Solutions: Renaissance Star Early Literacy; Renaissance Star Reading

Learn more about Washington's Second Grade Reading Assessment Law.

West Virginia

Name of List: External Supporting Partners

Assessment Solutions: All Renaissance assessment and practice solutions

Learn more about West Virginia's School Improvement Grants.