Linking Earlier Grades to Star College Readiness Cut Scores

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Extending a previous study in which we linked our Star Reading and Star Math scores with the scaled scores from ACT's EXPLORE test (Relating Star Reading and Star Math to ACT EXPLORE Performance), analyses were conducted to find the Star score ranges in earlier grades that correspond to college readiness. Logistic regression was used to find the end-of-year scores for grade 5 and grade 6 associated with a 25%, 50%, and 75% probability of subsequently achieving the college readiness Star cut score in grade 7. The scores represent a range of probable college readiness that educators can use to guide decisions about instruction for students in late elementary and early middle school grades.

The full report linking earlier grades is available online.

Relating Star Reading and Star Math to ACT EXPLORE Performance is available online.

A summary of both reports is available online.

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