Estimated Instructional Reading Level
Note: The Estimated Instructional
Reading Level is set using the Estimated
Instructional Reading Level (IRL) Preference. The Instructional
Reading Level is reported as a score.
Star Reading normally starts a student's first test with questions slightly
below the student's grade level. If the student has taken a Star Reading
test in the past six months, Star Reading uses the results from the last
test to decide the starting difficulty level for the next one.
However, when students have an Estimated Instructional Reading Level
(IRL) set, Star Reading uses that level to decide how difficult the first
question should be. Change the Estimated IRL when a student's starting
level does not align with the student's grade.
The range for Star Reading test questions is three grades above, and
below, the Estimated IRL. For example: If you have a student who is in
the 8th grade, but has 4th grade reading skills, you should set the Estimated
IRL for that student to 4. The new range would be 1 to 7 (instead of 5
can take the Star Reading test, kindergarten (K)
cannot be set as an Estimated Instructional Reading Level.