STAR Reading’s research-based test items gives teachers actionable data to assess students in four major skill areas: foundational skills, informational text, literature, and language. The assessment provides the most reliable information in the least amount of time. All students can be screened in about 20 minutes. Expanded skills-based testing and reports provide educators with actionable insights for screening, progress monitoring, instructional planning, and accelerating growth. They can view data in relationship to Nevada’s Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) for Reading, and prepare students for it.
Expanded skills-based testing and reports provide educators with data for screening, instructional planning, standards benchmarking, and forecasting results on state tests. With STAR Math, teachers can see which students need help to reach appropriate proficiency levels. Teachers can monitor each student’s growth at key points in the school year. They also can view data in relationship to Nevada’s Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) for Math, and prepare students for it.
STAR Early Literacy
Star Early Literacy measures students’ understanding of the alphabetic principle and print concepts, as well as their ability to identify and discriminate between letters (visual discrimination).
The Accelerated Reading Program’s main goal is to develop lifelong learners who love to read. This program is based on the fundamental principle that practice improves reading. It combines the power of technology with a set of sound teaching strategies in a new and effective way. This combination is called Renaissance. Renaissance enables the teachers to give students large amounts of reading practice and helps them to monitor and guide that practice. The teachers have the ease of using the STAR reading assessment tool to find out the student reading level. When a student finishes a book, they take an Accelerated Reader Reading Quiz, which is a check of reading comprehension. Both the student and teacher receive immediate feedback about the student’s understanding of the book.