Research-proven early childhood assessment

Accurate and consistent data to inform preschool instruction

More than one-third of children who enter kindergarten lack the pre-literacy skills crucial for future success. Research shows that preparing children for kindergarten increases third grade proficiency rates, leads to higher graduation rates, and positively impacts their future outcomes.

Star Preschool Literacy provides the screening and progress monitoring tools that accurately measure your students’ development in key foundational literacy areas, helping you identify where to target instruction to meet every child’s literacy learning needs during the important preschool years.

Star Preschool Literacy is specifically designed for students who are one and two years prior to kindergarten.

Efficient assessments help identify where to target instruction


Leverage the power of the only computer-adaptive assessment for both grades of preschool delivered in a 1:1 format— and get reliable results to confidently guide next steps.

One platform

Efficiently assess, inform instruction, and monitor student progress, all in one place.

2–3 minutes

Avoid over-testing with individual measures that require only 2–3 minutes.

Critical foundational literacy areas assessed

Uniquely and thoughtfully designed, Star Preschool Literacy is the only computer-adaptive assessment delivered 1:1. Educators get first-hand insights and accurate, immediate results that help them confidently inform next steps to ensure their youngest learners get their best possible start.

2 years prior to kindergarten

  • Oral Language
  • Alphabet Knowledge
  • Phonological Awareness: Blending

1 year prior to kindergarten

  • Oral Language
  • Alphabet Knowledge
  • Phonological Awareness: Rhyming
  • Phonological Awareness: First Sounds
  • Comprehension

Help all children build a strong foundation for future success

Literacy measures designed for both screening and progress monitoring

Introduction to Star Preschool Literacy [3:22]

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Learn how it works

Explore how assessment and data use practices in preschool programs contribute to improved outcomes.

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A Renaissance representative can provide you with a more detailed understanding of Star Preschool Literacy and help you decide if they’re the right tools for you and your students.

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