Renaissance Launches Major Updates to Star Spanish Assessments
The new release promotes greater equity and the first-ever authentic K–12 learning progression for Spanish
(BLOOMINGTON, Minn.) Oct. 27, 2020 — Renaissance, the global leader in
pre-K–12 education technology, has enhanced Star Spanish, its assessment platform for students who speak, or are learning to speak, Spanish, with new reports and the first authentic K–12 learning progression for Spanish available in the country.
Star Assessments are available in both English and Spanish in order to give educators insight into the abilities, skills, and progress of emergent bilinguals, dual-language learners, and immersion students.
“We’re so excited to be able to offer educators the tools they need to uncover student understanding and track learning progress for students who speak Spanish,” said Doris Chávez-Linville, Director of English Learner Innovations at Renaissance. “Educators are experts at removing barriers, and we’re thrilled to help them take an asset-based approach to bilingualism, where the focus is on what students know and can do, and how educators can build on this.”
La progresión de la lectura de Renaissance, the new learning progression, is neither a translation nor a trans adaptation, but an empirically validated, standards-agnostic tool that offers a true reflection of Spanish reading and identifies what students know and what they are ready to learn next.
Renaissance also released a learning progression aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in Spanish and plans to release versions for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) en Español and the California CCSS en Español next month. In addition, Renaissance is releasing Focus Skills for Spanish.
Star Spanish offers new reports, which educators can choose to generate in either English or Spanish. Student growth percentiles are available in Growth Reports, Consolidated Assessment Proficiency Reports, and My Created Reports for Star Early Literacy Spanish for students in grades K–3, and Star Reading Spanish and Star Math Spanish for students in grades 1–8. Progress-monitoring for students in need of intervention is also now available in Star Spanish.
For more information, visit www.renaissance.com.
As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. Renaissance solutions are used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; and Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement. For more information, visit www.renaissance.com.
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