Welcome to the South Euclid Lyndhurst School District Web Site Guide for parents and students to better understand STAR data. Here you will find a parent guide for the STAR Assessment.
The South Euclid Lyndhurst School District through its strategic plan is dedicated to the practices of benchmarking and progress monitoring. You may have a chart in your home on which you mark your child's height at certain times of the year. This is a growth chart to show how much he or she has grown from one year to the next. The South Euclid-Lyndhurst District performs similar measurements with the STAR Assessment in the subject areas of Reading and Math.
STAR Assessments are computer-adaptive tests that continually adjust the difficulty of each child's test by choosing each test question based on the child's previous response. It is important to note that STAR Assessments are not accountability tests. Aligned to state and national standards, the assessment provides immediate, accurate, reliable results and feedback to SEL educators so that they are equipped with the necessary data to make informed decisions about instruction and intervention for all students. This data helps educators both enrich and remediate students based on each student's strengths and opportunities for improvement.
STAR Assessments are given four times a year to ensure that students are growing throughout the year and that proper interventions and enrichment opportunities are provided for all students. STAR Assessments are given in Reading and Math for grades K-8.
The South Euclid Lyndhurst School District plans to continually communicate each child's progress with parents and students at various parent sessions and parent/teacher conferences.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's school to learn more about the STAR Assessments and how you can help your child continue to grow.