Introducing Star CBM Lectura to support K–6 students’ literacy development in Spanish
29 Jul 2022
In 2020, Renaissance introduced Star CBM Reading (K–6) and Star CBM Math (K–3): direct, one-on-one assessments that measure the essential foundations of student development in reading and mathematics in English.
We’re now excited to introduce the latest addition to the Renaissance assessment portfolio: Star CBM Lectura. Rooted in the goal of equity and with the vision of a biliteracy assessment tool, we collaborated with experts to create an assessment that measures students’ literacy development in Spanish. Star CBM Lectura provides reliable, authentic measures that truly reflect K–6 students’ literacy development, including measures that are most predictive of learning to read in Spanish. It also brings the same high quality, flexible administration options to teachers and students in support of in-person, remote, online, or paper assessment experiences.
If you currently use Star CBM Reading, the Star 360 suite, or the Star Elementary suite, you now have access to Star CBM Lectura at no additional cost.
Explore these resources to learn more about why and how Star CBM Lectura was created:
- Providing authentic assessment with Star CBM Lectura (article)
- Design and evaluation of Star CBM Lectura (whitepaper)
Expand your knowledge about your students’ literacy development in two languages
Use Star CBM Lectura alongside Star CBM Reading to give students who are enrolled in English-Spanish dual language/bilingual programs the opportunity to showcase their literacy skills in both languages.
Additionally, Star CBM Lectura can be used with Star Reading (available in English and Spanish) to give a complete picture of what your students know and provide suggestions for the literacy skills they are ready to work on next.
Immediately after testing, you’ll get actionable data, including side-by-side results, to view each student’s literacy journey in both languages and to confidently support their literacy development:
You can also view Data Insights about screening, participation rate, student progress, and growth at the classroom, grade, school, and district levels:
With the addition of Star CBM Lectura to the Star Assessments suite this school year, you can now easily screen students, set goals, track progress, and celebrate achievement via one seamless experience in TWO languages on ONE platform.