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Pre-reader to high-achiever

Give your K–3 students their best start with a literacy and numeracy assessment designed to help you confidently guide every student towards reading proficiency, whether students are learning in-person, remotely, or a combination of both.

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Easy administration, easy reporting

Assessment shouldn’t be stressful—for either students or teachers. Star Early Literacy makes it easy for kids to take tests and easy for educators to get the results.

Students use computers or tablets. Demonstration videos, practice items, audio supports, and graphics help get a true measure of students’ early literacy skills.

Guide all students towards reading proficiency with insightful reports that show you the skills students know and the skills they are ready to work on next.


Grow literacy from pre-reader to high-achiever

Grow literacy from pre-reader to high-achiever

Star Early Literacy measures both early literacy and early numeracy in a single assessment, providing reliable and valid data about students’ phonological awareness, phonics, word recognition, fluency (including estimated oral reading fluency), and vocabulary as well as early number recognition, counting, and more.

Star Reading integration

When students are ready to transition to independent reading, they can seamlessly move from Star Early Literacy to Star Reading, providing an uninterrupted view of K–12 growth. These two assessments share the same unified scale, so scores are comparable—and you can even see data from the two tests in a single report!

The student experience

See sample items from Star Early Literacy

Alphabetic Principle, Concept of Word, & Visual Discrimination

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).
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Concept of Word
Visual Discrimination


See data on a range of early literacy and numeracy skills

Print Concepts
  • Directionality
  • Letters and Words
  • Word Length
  • Word Borders
  • Visual Discrimination
  • Alphabetic Principle and Sequence
  • Print Features
Phonological Awareness
  • Rhyming and Word Families
  • Blending, Counting, and Segmenting Syllables
  • Long and Short Vowel Sounds
  • Isolating Initial, Final, and Medial Phonemes
  • Adding/Substituting Phonemes
Phonics and Word Recognition
  • Spelling-Sound Correspondences: Consonants and Vowels
  • Regular and Irregular Spellings
  • High Frequency Words
  • Inflectional Endings
  • Affixes
  • Syllables
  • Purpose of Reading
  • Reading with Comprehension
  • Repair Strategies
  • Reading Rate WCPM
  • Prosody


Vocabulary Acquisition and Use*
  • Word Relationships
  • Structural Analysis
  • Antonyms
  • Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Synonyms

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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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