Domains and Sub-domain Scores
There are three domains (2 early literacy and 1 early numeracy):
Word Knowledge and Skills
Comprehension Strategies and Constructing Meaning
Numbers and Operations
There are ten sub-domains (9 early literacy and 1 early numeracy).
A Sub-domain Score represents the percentage of items a student would be expected to answer correctly within a sub-domain. Sub-domain Scores range from 0 to 100. They represent a student's proficiency in each of the following ten areas:
Assesses a student's knowledge of letter names, alphabetic letter sequences, and the sounds associated with letters.
Assesses a student's understanding of print concepts regarding written word length and word borders and the difference between words and letters.
Assesses a student's ability to differentiate both upper- and lowercase letters, identify words that are different, and match words that are the same.
Assesses a student's understanding of rhyming words; blending and segmenting word parts and phonemes; isolating and manipulating initial, final, and medial phonemes; and identifying the sounds in consonant blends.
Assesses a student's understanding of short, long, and variant vowels and other vowel sounds; initial and final consonants; consonant blends and digraphs; consonant and vowel substitution; and identification of rhyming words and sounds in word families.
Assesses a student's understanding of affixes and syllable patterns in decoding; identification of compound words.
Assesses a student's knowledge of high-frequency words, regular and irregular sight words; multi-meaning words; words used to describe categorical relationships; position words; and synonyms and antonyms.
Assesses a student's ability to identify the meaning of words in contextual sentences.
Assesses a student's ability to identify the main topic of text and the ability to answer literal and inferential questions after listening to or reading text.
Assesses a student's ability to identify and name numbers; understand number-object correspondence; complete sequences; compose and decompose groups of up to ten; and compare sizes, weights, and volumes.
Skill Sets: There are 41 skill sets (36 early literacy skill sets and 5 early numeracy skill sets).
Skills: There are 145 skills (133 early literacy skills and 12 early numeracy skills).
For more information, refer to the Star Early Literacy Technical Manual.
1. During the 2017–2018 school year, these scores will be gradually phased out; once this is done, these scores will no longer appear on the Diagnostic - Student Report or the Summary Report for Star Early Literacy.