STAR Reading is a diagnostic tool used to assess a student’s reading comprehension and ultimately report their reading range. Many schools use STAR Reading as a screening and placement tool at the beginning of each school year, at enrolment time and to measure growth across the year...
Each STAR Reading Test comprises 25 multiple choice questions:
Using an Adaptive-Branching technology STAR Reading presents different questions to each student depending on their previous response. The student’s response and the speed of the response determines if the next question is going to be harder or easier.
This up and down movement in the difficulty of the next question continues until the student’s reading range, reading age and other reading measures are determined.
It takes students 10-15 minutes to complete a STAR Reading test and younger students up to 25 minutes.
STAR Reading has a comprehensive report function which provides a wide variety of data. The Diagnostic Report for example, details a student’s reading capability in terms of their:
Zone of Proximal Development – assists teachers to match books to each student
Reading Age - estimates the student’s reading age
Oral Reading Fluency – estimates the number of words per minute fluently read for year 1 to 4 students