Renaissance Star Assessment Suite - Star Reading

The Star Reading assessment, in the Renaissance Star Assessment Suite, is a comprehensive assessment that guides literacy growth for K-12 students. This progress-monitoring and screening assessment helps teachers and educators measure student performance on state standards within a short amount of time. STAR Reading offers assessments in both English and Spanish and are computer adaptive. 

Content

Sub-Category
Domains
Reading,
Language
Subdomain

Literary Comprehension; Informational Text Comprehension; Fluency; Vocabulary

Grades
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages
English,
Spanish
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
20 minutes (40 minutes for both English and Spanish).
Qualifications

Not specified.

Administration
Computer

Access and Use

Price

1 Year subscription: $9 per student.

Contact

800-338-4204

sales@renaissance.com 

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Algozzine, B., Wang, C., & Boukhtiarov, A. (2011). A comparison of progress monitoring scores and end-of-grade achievement. New Waves-Educational Research & Development, 14(1), 3–21. 

Keller-Margulis, M., McQuillin, S. D., Castañeda, J. J., Ochs, S., & Jones, J. H. (2018). Identifying students at risk: An examination of computer-adaptive measures and latent class growth analysis. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 34(1), 18–35.

Paprzycki, P., Tuttle, N., Czerniak, C. M., Molitor, S., Kadervaek, J., & Mendenhall, R. (2017). The Impact of a “Framework”-Aligned Science Professional Development Program on Literacy and Mathematics Achievement of K-3 Students. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 54(9), 1174–1196. https://doi.org/10.1002/tea.21400

Luo, T., Lee, G.-L., & Molina, C. (2017). Incorporating IStation into Early Childhood Classrooms to Improve Reading Comprehension. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 16, 247–266.

Frye, E. M., & Gosky, R. (2012). Rapid Word Recognition as a Measure of Word-Level Automaticity and Its Relation to Other Measures of Reading. Reading Psychology, 33(4), 350–366. https://doi.org/10.1080/02702711.2010.521670

Meeks, B. T., Martinez, J., & Pienta, R. S. (2014). Effect of Edmark Program on Reading Fluency in Third-Grade Students with Disabilities. International Journal of Instruction, 7(2), 103–118.

Montanari, S. (2014). A Case Study of Bi-Literacy Development among Children Enrolled in an Italian-English Dual Language Program in Southern California. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 17(5), 509–525. https://doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2013.833892

Stenson, B. A. (2006). Programs and Methods to Improve Reading Comprehension Levels of Reading Resource Special Needs Students at Austin Road Middle School. International Journal of Special Education, 21(2), 37–46.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

Research - Whitepapers and Case Studies. (n.d.). Retrieved December 12, 2018, from https://www.renaissance.com/resources/research/; Renaissance. (2013). The Research Foundation for Star Assessment: The Science of Star.

Ochs, S., Keller-Margulis, M. A., Santi, K. L., & Jones, J. H. (2020). Long-term validity and diagnostic accuracy of a reading computer-adaptive test. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 45(3), 210-225.

Bulut, O., & Cormier, D. C. (2018). Validity evidence for progress monitoring with Star Reading: Slope estimates, administration frequency, and number of data points. Frontiers in Education, 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2018.00068

National Comparison
Yes