Star Reading

Renaissance Star Reading is a complete online assessment of your students’ reading growth, showing you skills they have mastered which are aligned to the National Curriculum. What’s more, Star Reading is computer-adaptive, meaning that it adapts to each student’s abilities.

Valid and reliable

Star Reading incorporates Learning progressions, an empirically validated description of how learning typically advances in reading.


You can screen your entire class in as little as 20 minutes to reveal which children need help reaching benchmarks and group children by proficiency levels.


Meet all your testing needs in one assessment, generating concise reports on screening, benchmarking and student progress to inform planning.

Robust and detailed reports

Use the Star Reading reports generated after each test to identify attainment levels and improve performance.

Take, for example, the Screening report, which identifies and classifies students based on national benchmarks, grouping them into a range of ability levels, from urgent intervention to gifted and talented.

Why Star Reading is quick and accurate

No marking = More teacher time

Unlike paper-based tests, there is no marking involved when taking a Star Reading test. The test is administered to students on a computer, and once finished, reports are automatically generated.

Additionally, the reports generated can be tailored to characteristics such as pupil premium, free school meals, or EAL, enabling you to demonstrate the progress made by any of these groups of students.

Accurate and detailed assessment data

Star Reading gives you access to an accurate set of data to inform your teaching and your children’s reading practice, including Reading age (in years and months), Zone of Proximal Development, Norm-Referenced Standardised Score, Percentile Rank and Scaled Score.

Explore the complete Star suite

Star Assessments can be used for progress monitoring and intervention, reporting results immediately to help inform planning and teaching.

Star Maths

A computer-adaptive test of 24 items, testing 50 skill areas in ten domains.

Star Early Literacy

A computer-adaptive test of 27 items, testing 41 skill areas in ten domains.

Let’s talk about introducing Star Assessments in your school

Join the thousands of other teachers seeing a difference in their schools and MATs with Star Assessments.