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Star Early Literacy Resources

A number of resources are available to help you use Star Early Literacy in the classroom more effectively:

Test Administration
Introductory Video This training video can be used with students to show them how to use the mouse or keyboard to enter answers to test questions.
Star Early Literacy Test Administration Manual Provides preparation checklist and sample script to use with students (including the procedures formerly found in the Pretest Instructions).
Implementation
Star 360 Implementation Guide Gives educators essential information about using Star 360 assessments.
Tips for Getting Started Provides helpful hints to get you started using the program.
Setting Goals in Star Provides information and guidance on setting goals for progress monitoring.
Interpretation and Guidance Provides guidance for setting up interventions, goals, and benchmarks in the software.
At-Home Reading Activities Provides simple activities that parents or guardians can do with children in grades K–3 to strengthen their reading skills.
A Parent's Guide to Star Assessments A list of questions and answers for parents.
References
Definitions Explains test scores.
*Updated Sep 2017* Enterprise Benchmarks and Cut Scores Provides guidelines to help categorize student performance.
*Updated Oct 2017* Unified Benchmarks and Cut Scores Provides guidelines using the Unified scale to help categorize student performance.
*NEW May 2018* Spanish Unified Benchmarks and Cut Scores Provides guidelines using the Unified scale to help categorize student performance on the Spanish test.
*Updated Jan 2018* Technical Manual Provides technical information about how the program was developed.
Student Growth Percentiles Explains Student Growth Percentiles (SGP) and defines testing windows.
Kindergarten Literacy Readiness Indicators Provides list of initial early literacy skills expected of kindergarteners and sample parent letter for communicating students' progress.
Grade 3 Reading Proficiency Indicators Provides lists of skills designating reading proficiency from kindergarten through third grade, and sample parent letters for communicating students' progress.
Star Early Literacy Spanish Resources
Technical Documentation Provides technical information about how the program was developed.
Pretest Instructions—Spanish Provides preparation checklist and sample script in Spanish to use with students.
Core Progress Learning Progression
Core Progress for Math White Paper An empirically validated learning progression.
Core Progress for Reading White Paper An empirically validated learning progression.