The Star Math test’s repeatability and flexible administration provide specific advantages for everyone responsible for the education process:
- For students, Star Math software provides a challenging, interactive, and brief test that builds confidence in their math ability.
- For teachers, the Star Math test facilitates individualized instruction by identifying children who need remediation or enrichment most.
- For principals, the Star Math software provides regular, accurate reports on performance at the class, grade, and building level.
- For district administrators and assessment specialists, it provides a wealth of reliable and timely data on math growth at each school and districtwide. It also provides a valid basis for comparing data across schools, grades, and special student populations.
This manual documents the suitability of Star Math computer-adaptive testing for these purposes and demonstrates quantitatively how well this innovative instrument in math assessment performs.