What are STAR Assessments Used For?
The STAR assessments are computer-adaptive assessments used to screen students for their reading and math achievement levels. All students K-8 are tested 3 times per year for screening purposes. Some students may take the STAR assessments more than that so teachers can monitor progress between screening periods.
STAR Reading and STAR Math™ assessments help determine reading and math achievement levels. STAR Early Literacy assessments help educators monitor students’ growing literacy skills and students’ progress toward becoming independent readers. STAR™ assessments can also be used to monitor student growth throughout the year, to estimate students’ understanding of state standards, and predict students’ performance on the state test. In addition, STAR can help teachers determine appropriate instructional levels and skills that students are ready to learn.