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The essential cognitive elements of the reading process have been outlined in the Cognitive Framework of Reading. To assist educators in organizing their assessment practices around the cognitive framework, we've created a way to easily search for published early reading assessments that specifically test skills and knowledge outlined by the Cognitive Framework of Reading.

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This Assessment has already been added to your clipboard. STAR Reading Computer-Adaptive Reading Test

Author: Renaissance Learning, Inc
Date Published: 2006

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Time to administer Less than 10 minutes0-
Administration Individual
Grades 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Reading Comprehension
Subtests and
skills assessed
Reading Comprehension — Student must read graded passages of text and fill in key missing words from a set of options (modified cloze procedure). Assessment uses dynamic adjustment to increase or decrease the difficulty of the text based on the student's performance.
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Score reporting
and test design data
Norm-referenced. Norming sample included a nationally representative mix of approximately 30,000 students from 269 schools, representing 47 states across the U.S. Students receive scaled scores (SS), grade equivalent (GE) instructional reading level (IRL), percentile rank (PR), normal curve equivalent (NCE), zone of proximal development (ZPD), and diagnostic codes. The STAR Reading test yields a variety of test scores, some of which (instructional reading level - IRL) support criterion-referenced interpretations, and others of which (percentile ranks, grade equivalents, NCR scores) support norm-referenced interpretations.
Notes This assessment requires students to rely on background information, apply vocabulary knowledge, and use active strategies to construct meaning from the assessment text. The assessment is designed for repeated administration throughout the school year. All record-keeping and report preparation functions are completely automated. The assessment has attained recognition as a scientifically research-based progress monitoring instrument by the federally-funded National Center for Student Progress Monitoring (NCSPM).

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