Linking Star Scores to Student Records in myON
If your school uses Star Reading and/or Star Early Literacy, you can link your student's Star Reading scores to myON so that myON can recommend books that are within the student's Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD).
The ZPD is a range of suggested readability levels from which a student could select books to read. It is a range that is neither too hard nor too easy, within which students can experience optimal growth. Remember that ZPDs are approximate; use your professional judgment when recommending books to fit the ability level of each student.
When a student connects to Star, myON retrieves all of the student's Star Reading and Star Early Literacy scores from the last two years. The most recent test provides the scores shown on the student's starting page in myON. As students take more tests, the information will be updated. Students only need to connect to Star Reading once.
You can see which students have linked their Star data and their Star scores on the myON with Star Report.
In the school settings, the School Administrator can choose to hide the myON + Star Reading banner and the Connect Now button. The School Administrator also determines which metrics are shown to students and listed in the myON with Star report.
Students who have taken only Star Early Literacy assessments and hose Star scores have been lower than 383 will not see their Star scores in myON.
Each student follows these steps to link his or her Star Reading scores to the information in myON:
- After logging in, you will see a suggested ZPD based on your year. If you have not yet linked your Star Reading score, you will see "myON + ?", then "myON + Renaissance Star Reading". Select Connect Now at the bottom of the banner.
- Next, you will be asked to log in to the Renaissance software. Enter the user name and password that you use to log in when you take a Star Reading test.
- You will go back to myON. After a moment, the ATOS ZPD that is shown will be based on your latest Star Reading test.
The Star score is shown using the Enterprise Scale.
Once you see your Star Reading scores, you can select See more to see your Star Reading scores for the last two years along with the number of days with reading and the number of minutes you read.
Use the buttons in the top left corner of the graph to choose whether to see your Star score, ATOS ZPD, or Lexile® scores from your Star tests. Note: If you have only taken either Star Early Literacy tests or Star Reading tests, you will see those scores. If you have taken both Star Reading and Star Early Literacy tests, you will see just the Star Reading scores. When you view Star scores, Star Early Literacy scores have empty circles ; Star Reading scores have solid orange circles .