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Get reliable reading data in less testing time

Renaissance Star Reading is a computer-adaptive assessment, using sophisticated item calibration and psychometrics to adjust dynamically to each child’s unique responses. The tests can be taken at any time throughout the year and as often as results are required.

Valid and reliable: Star Reading incorporates Core Progress™ learning progressions, an empirically validated description of how learning typically advances in reading. The learning progressions have been built for the new national curriculum in collaboration with the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).

Fast: You can screen your entire class in as little as 20 minutes to reveal which children need help to reach benchmarks and to group children by proficiency levels.

Actionable: Meet all your testing needs in one assessment, generating concise reports on screening, benchmarking, child growth and progress monitoring to inform planning.


Screenshot of a STAR Reading question on an iPad

Star Reading is a computer-adaptive assessment, administered on PCs or tablets in approximately 20 minutes.

Accurate and detailed assessment data

Star Reading gives you access to an accurate set of data to inform your teaching and your children’s reading practice:

  • National Curriculum reading level
  • Reading age (in years and months)
  • Zone of Proximal Development:
    The range of difficulty level of books a child should read to allow for independent reading
  • Norm Referenced Standardised Score:
    How a child compares nationally with others of a similar age
  • Percentile Rank:
    A norm-referenced score that provides a measure of a child’s score compared with other children of the same age nationally
  • Scaled Score:
    A measure of a child’s progress against the expected standards in the new reading curriculum

The Star tests have given us a systematic approach to measuring [our students’] reading ages and monitoring their progress.

Sue Jagger
Head of Literacy, Sir Herbert Leon Academy