*STAR assessments are computer-adaptive tests designed to give you accurate, reliable, and valid data quickly so that you can make good decisions about instruction and intervention. STAR Reading includes skills-based test items, learning progressions for instructional planning, and in-depth reports. They bridge testing and instruction like never before.
*from Renaissance Learning, the company that licenses Accelerated Reader
At our school, our goal is to use the STAR assessment during these periods:
- beginning of the year (Aug. 1 to Sep. 30)--to place students in the appropriate independent reading level
- midyear (TBD)
- spring (Apr. 1 to May 31)--to get a longitudinal report
- anytime a teacher feels the need for it
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