What are Star Assessments?

Computer-adaptive Star Assessments for reading and maths are used by over 6,500 schools across the UK and Ireland. Star Assessments provide you with reliable data showing progress made by each student and if they are on track to meet expected standards in the learning pathway, and can help instantly identify learning gaps such as those arising from COVID-19 closures and disruption.
Star Assessments complement Accelerated ReaderAccelerated Maths and myON by Renaissance, and provide a personalised learning plan for each student, helping to inform the next teaching steps.

Benefits of using Star Assessments

3 Benefits of star testing

Predict your SATs results with accuracy

Following the changes made to SATs in 2016, it has become hard to know what to expect when it comes to national testing. At Renaissance, we have carried out an extensive research study that compares pupils’ Star scores with their SATs results, ensuring 89% accuracy in Maths, 79% in reading, and 82% in SPaG.
The research was carried out with results from over 12,000 children in over 500 schools.

Reading 79%
Maths 89%
SPaG 82%

Table from research study comparing SATs outcomes with Star results.

Actionable data to bridge assessment and learning

Teaching is about understanding the needs of each child and then addressing those needs in the right order so that they can make progress. Star Assessments use test results to report suggested skills from the Core Progress learning progressions.

The instructional planning screens on the interactive Dashboard use this information to identify not only what your children know but also what they are ready to learn next.

Screenshot of the suggested skills screen from the Reading Dashboard

Compare the strength of children’s growth

Knowing a child’s level of achievement tells you whether they are performing below, above or as expected. Star goes further by reporting a Student Growth Percentile (SGP): a measure of the relative strength of progress a child is making.

For example, a child may be performing at a low level but experiencing a high rate of growth. Conversely, a high-performing child could be stagnating. SGPs help teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching programmes and intervention strategies.

Reading Dashboard shown on a PC screen

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