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Star Reading Resources

A number of resources are available to help you use Star Reading in the classroom more effectively:

Test Administration
Provides preparation checklist and sample script to use with students taking the Star Reading Enterprise test (includes the procedures formerly found in the Star Reading Enterprise Pretest Instructions).
Implementation
Gives educators essential information about using Star 360 assessments.
Provides helpful hints to get you started using the program.
Provides simple activities that parents or guardians can do with children in grades K–3 to strengthen their reading skills.
A list of questions and answers for parents.
Guidelines to help you decide which Renaissance Star assessment to administer to your kindergarten through grade 3 students.
References
Explains test scores.
Provides guidelines to help categorize student performance.
Provides guidelines using the Unified scale to help categorize student performance.
Provides links to technical papers that describe the linking of Star Reading to state assessments.
Provides technical information about how the program was developed.
Explains Student Growth Percentiles (SGP) and defines testing windows.
Provides list of initial early literacy skills expected of kindergarteners and sample parent letter for communicating students' progress.
Provides list of initial early literacy skills expected of kindergarteners and sample parent letter for communicating students' progress.
Provides lists of skills designating reading proficiency from kindergarten through third grade, and sample parent letters for communicating students' progress.
Provides lists of skills designating reading proficiency from kindergarten through third grade, and sample parent letters for communicating students' progress.
The product of a research study linking Star and ACT's EXPLORE test that can be used as a predictive indicator of the extent to which students are on track to be college ready by the end of the 12th grade.
Core Progress Learning Progression
An empirically validated learning progression.