Students in Grades K-8 are tested three times a year using the STAR assessment program. STAR is an adaptive testing tool which identifies a child’s individual strengths and weaknesses. The teachers use the data to direct their teaching.
All STAR assessments are computer-adaptive tests (CATs) and measure both math and reading skills. Computer-adaptive tests continually adjust the difficulty of each child’s test by choosing each test question based on the child’s previous response. If the child answers a question correctly, the difficulty level of the next item is increased. If the child misses a question, the difficulty level is decreased. CATs save testing time and spare your child the frustration of items that are too difficult and the boredom of items that are too easy.