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Understanding STAR Reading Prepared by Sara Peskie from Renaissance Place Presented by: N. Franco and A. Sullivan.

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1 Understanding STAR Reading Prepared by Sara Peskie from Renaissance Place Presented by: N. Franco and A. Sullivan

2 Objectives STAR Reading features When and How to Test Take a student test

3 What is STAR Reading? A computer-adaptive assessment Reading comprehension Reading ranges Monitors progress

4 Uses For STAR Reading Beginning of the school year –Determine initial reading ranges –Identify students who need extra help During the school year –Monitor –Measure –Predict

5 STAR Reading Advantages Computer-adaptive –Items slightly below grade level –Matches to ability level –Responses determine pattern of test items Brief –Most students finish in under 10 minutes –Almost all can finish in under 13 minutes Accurate and reliable

6 STAR Reading Test Each assessment contains 25 questions: Grades 1 and 2 –25 vocabulary-in-context items Grades 3 and above –20 vocabulary-in-context items –5 authentic text passages

7 STAR Reading Time Limits First and Second Grades –60 seconds per item Third Grade and Above –45 seconds per vocabulary item –90 seconds per text passage Warning clock during the last 15 seconds Testing time does not affect scores

8 STAR Reading Test Frequency Administer two or three times a year –Beginning –Middle –End Students may test more frequently for progress monitoring purposes Item bank contains over 1,400 items

9 STAR Reading Administration Test in a quiet environment Read the Pretest Instructions prior to first test of the year Do not read questions aloud or explain questions during the test Students have their Renaissance Place user names and passwords

10 STAR Reading Resources Library Media Specialist Handouts Help Topics Technical Support –Telephone: – –Online:


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