Renaissance® announces the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has approved its Renaissance Star Early Literacy® and Renaissance Star Reading® assessments to support K-3 early literacy initiatives in the state. Star Early Literacy and Star Reading are now approved for both initial and extensive assessments lists in Michigan.
As initial assessments, Star Early Literacy and Star Reading will be used as screeners to identify potential challenges for students in demonstrating literacy skills at grade level based on Michigan's K-3 English Language Arts (ELA) standards. As extensive assessments, Star assessments will be administered to students who may need additional support as identified on the initial assessment or through formative and classroom assessments.
The computer-adaptive Star Early Literacy and Star Reading assessments give educators the insight to determine if students are on track to meeting third-grade reading standards.
To continue to provide educators with resources to support early literacy initiatives, Renaissance is hosting a free live webinar, Kick-Start School Success with Early Literacy, on Wednesday, Oct. 4.
For additional information on Star Early Literacy, visit: https://www.renaissance.com/products/assessment/star-360/star-early-literacy-skills