Renaissance Star Early Literacy 360 makes teaching easy!
April 20, 2019

Renaissance Star Early Literacy 360 makes teaching easy!

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STAR Early Literacy is an online assessment program developed by Renaissance Learning for students in grades PK-3. The program uses a series of questions to assess a student’s early literacy and early numeracy skills through a simple process. The program is designed to support teachers with individual student data quickly and accurately. The test is easy to administer on an iPad and takes a student 10-15 minutes to complete an assessment. reports are available immediately upon completion. All district kindergarten children take the test at least three times a year. Some teachers progress monitor students monthly using the test.
There are four parts to the assessment. The first part is a short demonstrative tutorial that teaches the student how to use the system. The second part is a short practice component designed to ensure that the students understand how to manipulate the mouse or use the keyboard correctly to answer each question. The third part consists of a short set of practice questions to prepare the student for the actual assessment. The final part is the actual assessment. It consists of twenty-nine early literacy and early numeracy questions. Students have one and a half minutes to answer each question before the program automatically moves them to the next question.

Pros

  • Reports are available upon completion of the test.
  • Various reports help with instruction planning.
  • Written explanations and results are provided to explain results to parents.

Cons

  • New website design
  • Has enabled me to quickly determine skills children have mastered, as well as skills they are ready and not ready to learn.
Renaissance Star 360 provides the next step for student learning. Once students mastered PALS information, I did not know what to teach them. Star provides detailed skills all aligned to Common Core standards.
Difficult for EL students.

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