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Download documents about STAR Assessments

STAR Assessments have been developed for the new national curriculum in England. These documents give additional detail about STAR, how it has been developed, and how it uses the Core Progress™ Learning Progressions to bridge assessment and learning.


Reduce your assessment costs and get more information in less time

STAR Assessments have been designed to give you the most valid, reliable, actionable data in the least amount of testing time. Tests typically take about twenty minutes to administer, making STAR an extremely efficient assessment system.

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Reduce your assessment costs and get more information in less time

Bridge assessment and instruction for the new national curriculum

STAR Assessments incorporate learning progressions developed in collaboration with the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). Learning progressions are maps of the skills students need to master, derived from the curriculum standards, in the order in which they are typically learned.

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Valid and reliable assessments for the new national curriculum

STAR Assessments have been found by over 50 independent research publications to be valid and reliable. Every item has been developed for and mapped to curriculum standards. STAR tests have been take over 55,000,000 times in the last school year, yielding reliable results.

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Download a free pdf guide to learning progressions

Assessments tell you what your students know. Core Progress learning progressions tell you what your students are ready to learn next.

This free pdf guide introduces learning progressions and explains the work Renaissance Learning has undertaken in collaboration with the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to build the Core Progress learning progressions for the new national curriculum.

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