Tips for Getting Started

There are a number of tasks that usually need to be done in Star Early Literacy at the start of a new school year. Select a task to see the instructions for it.

New school year?

Get a list of things to do in all programs at the start of a new school year.

Review guidance document

Review our guidelines to help you determine which assessment students should take: Star Early Literacy or Star Reading.

Set the Extended Question Time Limit Preference

Extend the amount of time a student has to answer questions.

Set the Star Assessments Dates and Times Preference

Define when students can take Star Computer Adaptive assessments.

Print a list of student user names and passwords

Have this information on hand and review the procedure for logging in students.

Read and print the Test Administration Manual

Helps you give a basic test orientation for the Star Early Literacy test to your students (includes the procedures formerly found in the Star Early Literacy Pretest Instructions).

Review instructions for testing students

Familiarize yourself with the entire test-taking procedure.

Stopping a test

Be ready for interruptions by knowing how to pause or stop a test.

View or print reports

Review student test results and use the information to help plan instruction.