Prove student progress with Star Reading

Renaissance Star Reading is a complete online assessment of your students’ reading growth, showing you skills they have mastered which are aligned to the National Curriculum. Star Reading goes even further to show you the skills each student needs to focus on to meet or exceed expected standards. What’s more, Star Reading is computer-adaptive, meaning that it adapts to each student’s abilities, catering for everyone from SEN to your high-achievers.

No marking = More teacher time

Unlike paper-based tests, there is no marking involved when taking a Star Reading test. The test is administered to students on a computer, and once finished, reports are automatically generated. Teachers are now free from having a myriad of tick sheets, highlighted objectives, or best-fit rubrics. Additionally, the reports generated can be tailored to characteristics such as pupil premium, free school meals, or EAL, enabling you to demonstrate the progress made by any of these groups of students.


Valid and Reliable

  • Valid and reliable: Star Reading incorporates 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.

Robust and detailed Reports

Use the Star Reading reports generated after each test, to identify attainment levels, target instruction and improve performance.
Take for example the Screening report below, which identifies and classifies students into categories based on national benchmarks, grouping them into a range of ability levels, from urgent intervention to gifted and talented.
Screening Report from Renaissance Star Reading

The Screening Report

To see the various reports we offer, we’ve put together this simple 3-step guide to effective assessment, showing the best reports to use for you to accurately measure attainment and progress in your school.

Download the Guide to effective assessment

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:
  • 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

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