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Chart a path to reading success for every student

One K–12 comprehensive assessment provides all the insights needed to guide literacy growth for emergent readers, struggling readers, and high achievers, whether you are testing in-person, remotely, or a combination of both.

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Actionable data at your fingertips

Whether assessing in school or remotely, Star Reading transforms assessment data into action steps for educators, giving teachers helpful insights and tools to strengthen instruction.

Get recommended groupings of students based on both their scaled scores and benchmark categories, or create your own groups for more effective small-group instruction.

For each instructional group, Star Reading uses the score range and median score to automatically recommend skills students are ready to learn.

One assessment, many uses

Personalize instruction and target support

Placement tests

Eradicate over-testing by eliminating separate placement tests for each instructional program. Star Reading can help place students into content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Edmentum™, Classworks®, and more. Plus, Star Reading fully integrates with Renaissance Accelerated Reader®.

College entrance exams

As early as sixth grade, Star Reading helps you identify students who may need additional support to get on track for college and career readiness. See how students are progressing toward the ACT benchmarks for reading and English as well as the SAT benchmark for evidence-based writing.


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.

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  • Alabama AL
  • Alaska AK
  • Arizona AZ
  • Arkansas AR
  • California CA
  • Colorado CO
  • Connecticut CT
  • Delaware DE
  • District of Columbia DC
  • Florida FL
  • Georgia GA
  • Hawaii HI
  • Idaho ID
  • Illinois IL
  • Indiana IN
  • Iowa IA
  • Kansas KS
  • Kentucky KY
  • Louisiana LA
  • Maine ME
  • Maryland MD
  • Massachusetts MA
  • Michigan MI
  • Minnesota MN
  • Mississippi MS
  • Missouri MO
  • Montana MT
  • Nebraska NE
  • Nevada NV
  • New Hampshire NH
  • New Jersey NJ
  • New Mexico NM
  • New York NY
  • North Carolina NC
  • North Dakota ND
  • Ohio OH
  • Oklahoma OK
  • Oregon OR
  • Pennsylvania PA
  • Rhode Island RI
  • South Carolina SC
  • South Dakota SD
  • Tennessee TN
  • Texas TX
  • Utah UT
  • Vermont VT
  • Virginia VA
  • Washington WA
  • West Virginia WV
  • Wisconsin WI
  • Wyoming WY
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The student experience

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Word Knowledge and Skills

Star Reading measures students’ knowledge and understanding of vocabulary, as well as their ability to apply vocabulary strategies.
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Word Knowledge and Skills Grade Three test screenshot.
Word Knowledge and Skills Grade Seven test screenshot.
Word Knowledge and Skills Grade Ten test screenshot.

Star Reading is available in Spanish!

Unlike any other K-12 assessment, Renaissance created learning progressions specifically for English and Spanish. You’ll be able to identify the skills students know in both languages and help chart a path to move them towards mastery.

Powerful Assessment Tools

See data on a broad range of reading skills appropriate to each grade level

Guide students to become proficient readers with a research-based, empirically supported learning progression for your state. It identifies the continuum of reading strategies and skills needed for students to reach grade-level proficiency and achieve mastery.

Reading: Literature
  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Summary
  • Inference and Evidence
  • Craft and Structure
  • Point of View
  • Structure of Literary Text
  • Word Meaning
  • Connotation
  • Author’s Word Choice and Figurative Language
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Modes of Representation
  • Analysis and Comparison
  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Reading: Informational Text
  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Prediction
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Inference and Evidence
  • Sequence
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Connections and Relationships
  • Summary
  • Craft and Structure
  • Text Features
  • Author’s Purpose and Perspective
  • Word Meaning
  • Organization
  • Author’s Word Choice and Figurative Language
  • Connotation
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Modes of Representation
  • Argumentation
  • Analysis and Comparison
  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
  • Word Relationships
  • Structural Analysis
  • Context Clues
  • Real-Life Word Connections and Applications
  • Vocabulary in Context
  • Antonyms
  • Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Synonyms
  • Word Reference Materials
  • Figures of Speech

Recognized by educators and industry leaders nationwide

  • ED Tech Cool Tool Finalist 2019
    ED Tech Cool Tool Finalist 2019
  • TCEA
  • ISTE
  • Tech Learning Awards of Excellence
    Tech Learning Awards of Excellence
  • NCII
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