Students in grades 2- 11 who are on campus will take the STAR test with their teachers. Ka ʻOhā Online Academy students take the STAR test with their Learning Coaches on their home computer. On average, each test lasts about 15-30 minutes, but as an adaptive test, each student’s time varies. STAR Math and STAR Reading have 34 questions.
Following each test, a growth report will be available to teachers and Learning Coaches to show focus areas for student learning.
Please refer to the current school year calendar to see the scheduled testing dates.
Ka ʻOhā Online Academy – STAR Testing Information for Learning Coaches
Prior to proctoring the STAR test with your child(ren), please complete the STAR Testing Proctoring Agreement (one per child).
STAR Test Proctoring Details and Instructions
- Students can have scratch paper & pencil
- Calculator will pop up on screen when students are allowed to use it — no hand held calculators
- Desktop or laptop computer (fully charged), in a location where a parent can view the screen to proctor the test
To Begin and Conduct Testing:
- Go to the STAR Testing Website (https://global-zone50.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/1268366) and login
- NOTE: Use only this link or type in the whole address. Do not google it or it won’t link to KANU’s account and student will not be able to test
- Students click on “student” and have them log in with user name & password (sent to you via email from your kumu)
- Click on “Take a reading test” or “Take a math test”
- Click on your class; “reading” or “math”
- It will ask you for an admin code to begin test: refer to your email with username and password for the admin code
- Your test will begin immediately after typing in the login and password so be ready. It is not a timed test.
Important Testing Guidelines
- Students should take the test independently while parents proctor (watch) them test. Parents or tutors should NOT be helping student with questions in any way (reading, interpreting, guiding, etc.). If a student does not know an answer or how to attempt to go about answering the question, they should make an educated or best possible guess and move on.
- Test is adaptive. If parents and tutors help, the test will adapt and continue to give harder questions until test taker starts to get them wrong. If parents/tutors help, it will not give us accurate data. It could create a “setback” for the student if we place or group them based on inaccurate data.
- This test is not punitive in any way. Results are not used for grading or grades. It helps us to know if progress is being made. It helps teachers and parents to know areas of strength as well as content and skills that need to be taught or if intervention is needed in any areas.