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Star Reading Resources

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

Pretest Instructions
Pretest Instructions Provides preparation checklist and sample script to use with students.
Star Reading Test Administration Manual Provides preparation checklist and sample script to use with students taking the Star Reading Enterprise test (includes the procedures formerly found in the Star Reading Enterprise 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.
Enterprise Benchmarks and Cut Scores Provides guidelines to help categorize student performance.
Unified Benchmarks and Cut Scores Provides guidelines using the Unified scale to help categorize student performance.
Spanish Unified Benchmarks and Cut Scores Provides guidelines using the Unified scale to help categorize student performance on the Spanish test.
Technical Manual Provides technical information about how the program was developed.
Student Growth Percentiles Explains Student Growth Percentiles (SGP).
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.
College Readiness (ACT Indicator) Reference Tables The product of a research study linking Star and ACT's EXPLORE test that can be used as a predictive indicator of the extent to which students are on track to be college ready by the end of the 12th grade.
Star Reading 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 Reading White Paper An empirically validated learning progression.