The STAR Assessments are a series of short tests administered by Renaissance Learning to children in grades K12. The STAR Math is a multiplechoice test used to measure math achievement and progression and provide teachers and parents with actionable insights into each student's math proficiency.
Since the test provides an exact picture of students' abilities, it predicts performance in standardized state testing. Therefore, it could be used as an indicator for selection into the Accelerated Math programs.
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The STAR Math test is a computeradaptive test that provides a personalized assessment by adapting to each student's learning level. Each question's difficulty is determined by how the student has answered the previous question.
The STAR Math Enterprise version is designated for screening and benchmarking periodic assessment, consists of 34 questions, and is administered a few times a year. The test also has a shortened version set for progress monitoring that consists of 24 questions and is designed to be distributed more often.
The test is not timed, and students may take as much time as they need to complete it, although some questions do have a time limit to keep the test moving and for security reasons. On average, the STAR Math test takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Students are only allowed to use pen and paper during the test and cannot use external resources such as calculators. However, in questions that require complex calculations or formulas, a calculator or other assisting tools may appear on the examinee's test screen.
The STAR Math focuses on measuring student performance and skills aligned with the US Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. All questions on the test are multiplechoice questions with four answer choices and cover the following four domains
STAR Sample Question #1: Numbers and Operations 
Evaluate 4 + 5(8 ÷ 2)  7. 
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STAR Sample Question #2: Algebra 
Solve 6x – 5 = 10 + 3x. 
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STAR Sample Question #3: Geometry and Measurement 
What is the area of the following figure?

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STAR Sample Question #4: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability 
A sixsided die is rolled as part of an experiment. If the die sides are numbered from one to six, what are the odds that it will fall below 5? 
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The STAR Math Score Report (or Parent Report) summarizes the student's performance on the test. This report contains normreferenced scores, comparing the student's results to those of other students who have taken the test. There are four different score measures:
The Renaissance Star Math Assessment can significantly impact a child's academic career. Moreover, since STAR tests primarily examine students' math proficiency according to the school curriculum, practicing for the exam can also enhance the students' ability and knowledge and help them excel in school in a regular studying routine.
The test may be somewhat intimidating for some students since math anxiety affects many people and start appearing as early as first grade. However, preparing before the exam and working on the student's motivation can significantly reduce the pressure accompanying the STAR Math Test. Here are some helpful tips to help prepare for test day:
The optimal preparation technique is to practice answering the same types of questions that are asked on the actual STAR Math test. Practicing the different mathematical topics and various question types enables students to deepen their understanding of the material and enhance their problemsolving skills. Our STAR Math Practice Packs are tailored for this purpose precisely, simulating the real test conditions and including multiple sample questions and complete practice tests.
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TestPrepOnline provides extensive STAR Math preparation packs designated to upgrade students' test performance and help them improve their mathematical skills with ease.
Our packs include fulllength practice tests, accurately simulating the real STAR exam, alongside additional practice quizzes with many sample questions that allow practicing as much as needed. All practice questions are coupled with complete solutions and thorough explanations, ensuring everything is well understood.
The practice pack also contains a complete and comprehensive STAR Math study guide with an elaborated manual on the various mathematical concepts of the STAR, together with insightful solving tips and preparation methods. All practice tests on our packs are administered in a userfriendly online system and include elaborated score reports to monitor progress over time.
The STAR Math Enterprise version consists of 34 questions, and the STAR Math for progress monitoring consists of 24 questions.
Generally, the STAR Math test is not timed, and students may take as much time as they need to complete. However, some questions may have a threeminute time limit to keep the test flowing and for security reasons.
On average, the STAR Math test takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. However, some students may need more time.
The STAR Math Percentile Rank (PR) can indicate how well a student has performed relative to other students in the same grade. Click here for STAR Math scaled scores and Percentile Rank by the gradelevel chart.
Any external resources, such as calculators, are strictly prohibited. However, some algebra and geometry questions will present an onscreen calculator and formula reference sheet that can be used to answer them.