Star Assessments

Dear Parents,


This year, our district will be using the Star 360 assessment.  The Evaluate assessment will not be used.  Students will be taking the assessment at home during a class period for the Fall administration, which will occur October 26 through November 13..  Students will take a math and reading assessment.  Each will take approximately 30 minutes.  To support your child during this assessment,

 

  • Make sure your child has a place to complete the assessment without distractions.
  • Ensure your child completes the assessment independently in order to measure her/his independent abilities.

Below is a copy of information regarding Star 360 for parents.  Here is the Link to this document:  
Star 360 Parent Q & A

A parent’s guide to Star Assessments

Q: What are Star Assessments?

A: Star Assessments are short tests that provide teachers with learning data. Star tests are computer adaptive, which means they adjust to each answer your child provides. This helps teachers get the best data to help your child in the shortest amount of testing time (about one-third of the time other tests take).

Your child may take a Star test for early literacy, math, reading, or other subjects of their teacher’s choice.

Q: What do teachers do with Star Assessments?

A: Teachers analyze the data they get from Star Assessments to learn what students already know and what they are ready to learn next, to monitor student growth, and to determine which students may need additional help. Star Assessments are heavily researched and scientifically proven to help teachers guide each student on his or her unique path to mastery.

Q: What do Star Assessments do for my child?

A: By pinpointing exactly what your child knows, teachers can personalize your child’s practice to keep them growing. Plus, short test times ensure your child spends more time learning and less time testing.

Q: How can I help my child with their Star Assessments?

A: The best way to help your child with Star Assessments is to help them understand why they are taking the test: So their teacher knows exactly how to help them learn! For anxious children, it may be important to tell them that they cannot fail a Star test—as long as they do their best, the data generated from the test will help their teacher teach them more great things!

Q: Where do I go if I have questions?

A: Your child’s teacher is the best source of additional information about your child’s progress with Star Assessments. Renaissance is committed to protecting student privacy and will not share data with anyone outside your child’s authorized school staff.