star-early-literacy

Time Limits

The STAR Early Literacy test is not "timed." Test scores are not based on the number of questions a student answers within a certain amount of time or on how quickly a student answers each question.

However, the software uses an automatic timing function to help keep students from spending too much time on a question. These time limits cannot be changed.

  • The hands-on exercise questions have a 35-second time limit.
  • If the student does not choose the answer within 10 seconds after the instructions end, the program repeats the question.
  • If the student still has not chosen an answer 25 seconds after the question first appeared, the program asks the student to choose an answer and a clock flashes on the screen.
  • If time runs out before the student chooses an answer, the program tells the student to ask the teacher for help.
  • If the student is using the keyboard during the hands-on exercise and forgets to press the Enter key after selecting an answer, the student will be prompted (after 10 seconds) to press the Enter key.
  • The practice questions have a 60-second time limit.
  • If the student does not choose an answer within 10 seconds after the instructions end, the program repeats the question.
  • If the student still has not chosen an answer 45 seconds after the question first appeared, the program asks the student to choose an answer and a clock flashes on the screen.
  • If time runs out before the student chooses an answer, the program tells the student to ask the teacher for help.
  • The actual test questions have a 90-second time limit.
  • If the student does not choose an answer within 10 seconds after the instructions end, the program repeats the question.
  • If the student still has not chosen an answer 75 seconds after the question first appeared, the program asks the student to choose an answer and a clock flashes on the screen.
  • If time runs out before the student chooses an answer, the program goes on to the next question and the unanswered question is treated as an incorrect answer.
  • Students cannot change an answer or return to unanswered questions.