Domains and Sub-domain Scores
There are three domains (2 early literacy and 1 early numeracy):
Word Knowledge and Skills
Comprehension Strategies and Constructing Meaning
Numbers and Operations
There are ten sub-domains (9 early literacy and 1 early numeracy).
A Sub-domain Score represents the percentage of items a student would be expected to answer correctly within a sub-domain. Sub-domain Scores range from 0 to 100. They represent a student's proficiency in each of the following ten areas:
Assesses a student's knowledge of letter names, alphabetic letter sequences and the sounds associated with letters.
Assesses a student's understanding of print concepts regarding written word length and word borders and the difference between words and letters.
Assesses a student's ability to differentiate both upper- and lowercase letters, identify words that are different and match words that are the same.
Assesses a student's understanding of rhyming words; blending and segmenting word parts and phonemes; isolating and manipulating initial, final and medial phonemes and identifying the sounds in consonant blends.
Assesses a student's understanding of short, long and variant vowels and other vowel sounds; initial and final consonants; consonant blends and digraphs; consonant and vowel substitution; and identification of rhyming words and sounds in word families.
Assesses a student's understanding of affixes and syllable patterns in decoding and identification of compound words.
Assesses a student's knowledge of high-frequency words, regular and irregular sight words; multi-meaning words; words used to describe categorical relationships; position words and synonyms and antonyms.
Assesses a student's ability to identify the meaning of words in contextual sentences.
Assesses a student's ability to identify the main topic of text and the ability to answer literal and inferential questions after listening to or reading text.
Assesses a student's ability to identify and name numbers; understand number-object correspondence; complete sequences; compose and decompose groups of up to ten and compare sizes, weights and volumes.
Skill Sets: There are 41 skill sets (36 early literacy skill sets and 5 early numeracy skill sets).
Skills: There are 145 skills (133 early literacy skills and 12 early numeracy skills).
For more information, refer to the STAR Early Literacy Technical Manual.