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Star Reading and Math


Students in grades kindergarten through eight take the STAR Reading and STAR Math assessments under the mandates of the Race to the Top Legislation.

The STAR assessments are computer-adaptive tests (CATs). Computer-adaptive tests continually adjust the difficulty of each child’s test by choosing each test question based on the child’s previous response. If the child answers a question correctly, the difficulty level of the next item is increased. If the child misses a question, the difficulty level is decreased. CATs save testing time and spare your child the frustration of items that are too difficult and the boredom of items that are too easy.

STAR Early Literacy Enterprise™ is the leading computer-based diagnostic assessment of early literacy skills developed for Pre-K–3 students. STAR Early Literacy Enterprise tracks development in three domains and ten sub-domains:

  • Word Facility and Skills
  • Comprehension Strategies
  • Constructing Meaning Numbers and Operations


STAR Reading Enterprise™ is an assessment of reading comprehension and skills for
independent readers through grade 12. STAR Reading Enterprise tracks development in five domains:

  • Word Knowledge and Skills
  • Comprehension Strategies and Constructing Meaning
  • Analyzing Literary Text
  • Understanding Author’s Craft
  • Analyzing Argument and Evaluating Text


STAR Math Enterprise™ is an assessment of math achievement for students in grades
1–12. STAR Math Enterprise tracks development in four domains:

  • Numbers and Operations
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability


Please ask your child’s teacher for the results from any of the STAR assessments. Teachers can run a Parent Report for any of the STAR tests. Often teachers may share this information during a parent/teacher conference. Due to federal privacy laws, Renaissance Learning is not able to release individual student’s data directly to parents.