Student Achievement in Reading (STAR)
STAR is not a reading curriculum. It is a national training package and a related comprehensive tool kit built upon evidence-based reading instructional strategies. STAR will help adult education teachers and administrators improve reading outcomes among intermediate-level learners (TABE grade level equivalency 4.0-8.9) and advanced level English language learners.
Additional information about the national STAR initiative can be found at www.startoolkit.org.
About the Training
The first time a program becomes involved in STAR, a program team is required to attend the STAR series. The team is composed of an administrator and one or more teachers. Implementing evidence- based reading instruction may necessitate changes at a program and/or classroom level that teachers alone are unable to carry out.
STAR training includes the following six workshops:
Day 1: Overview and Diagnostic Reading Assessment
The ALRC also provides site- and classroom-based technical assistance (TA) as needed to help STAR participants carry out evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) in their programs and classrooms.
For more information on STAR in the northern Illinois region contact:
Adult Learning Resource Center, 2626 S. Clearbrook Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4626, Phone 224-366-8500, Fax 847-378-6225 ©2004