Linking Star Reading Scores to Student Records in myON
If your school uses Star Reading and your myON license allows you to use Star Reading scores, you can link your student's Star Reading scores to myON so that myON can recommend books that are within the student's Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD).
ZPD is a range of suggested readability levels from which a student could select books to read. It is a range that is neither too hard nor too easy, within which students can experience optimal growth. Remember that ZPDs are approximate; use your professional judgment when recommending books to fit the ability level of each student.
When a student connects to Star Reading, myON retrieves all of the student's Star Reading scores from the last two years. The most recent test provides the scores shown on the student's starting page in myON. As students take more tests, the information will be updated. Students only need to connect to Star Reading once. You can see which students have linked their Star data and their Star scores on the myON with Star Report.
Each student follows these steps to link his or her Star Reading scores to the information in myON:
- After logging in, you will see a suggested ZPD based on your grade. If you have not yet linked your Star Reading score, you will see "myON + ?", then "myON + Renaissance Star Reading". Select Connect Now at the bottom of the banner.
- Next, you will be asked to log in to the Renaissance software. Enter the user name and password that you use to log in when you take a Star Reading test.
- You will go back to myON. After a moment, the ATOS ZPD that is shown will be based on your latest Star Reading test.
If you see a message telling you that you will see your Star Reading score once you have taken a Star test, you have not yet taken a Star Reading test.
Once you see your Star Reading scores, you can select See more to see your Star Reading scores for the last two years along with the number of days with reading and the number of minutes you read. You can choose to see your ZPD, Star Reading score or Lexile® scores from your Star Reading tests.