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Florida's Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) using Star Early Literacy

Florida's Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) using Star Early Literacy

The Coordinated Screening and Progress Monitoring Program is the statewide, standardized program known as Florida's Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) using Star Early Literacy implemented in all VPK programs as required by s. 1002.68, F.S., that is used to assess student achievement of the performance standards established in s. 1002.67(1)(a), F.S., in early literacy and mathematics.

VPK Programs will begin implementation of the FAST using Star Early Literacy beginning in the 2022-2023 VPK Program Year.


Technical Assistance

Renaissance System Support: Users that need Renaissance System support should contact the Renaissance Place Help Desk and Technical Assistance Team at 1-800-338-4204 or by email at FAST_Star@renaissance.com.

Policy Questions? Contact the Division of Early Learning with questions related to FAST using Star Early Literacy implementation requirements. Select which best describes who you are: VPK Provider or VPK Parent and your information and questions will be submitted to the Division of Early Learning.


Communication

Florida’s Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) using Star Early Literacy Memo - May 20, 2022

Email to School Districts

Email to Early Learning Coalitions


Training

VPK Program Directors to register for training click here. 

This training is required for VPK Program Directors who will learn about the Renaissance system, Star Early Literacy test administration procedures and requirements and how to support VPK Program Instructors.

VPK Program Instructors to register for training click here. 

This training is required for VPK Program Instructors who will learn about the Renaissance system, Star Early Literacy test administration procedures and requirements and how to support VPK Program students.

When completing the registration form, you may be asked to provide your VPK Programs EFS Mod ID. This can be found on the Provider Portal by following the directions in the Provider Portal User Guide on page 18. The DCF Registry ID is your DCF Student ID.

Do you have questions related to FAST using Star Early Literacy training registration? Please email VPKFAST@oel.myflorida.com.

Registration Cancellation or Change Request

Onsite Sessions: If you have registered for a training session and are unable to attend, or if you need to change your registration, you may request a registration cancellation or change by emailing Renaissance at FAST_Star@Renaissance.com and copy the Division of Early Learning at VPKFAST@oel.myflorida.com. Participants should include their name, email address, coalition, date and time of the session they are cancelling. Participants should sign up for the replacement session as quickly as possible.

Webinar Sessions: If you have registered for a training session and are unable to attend, or if you need to change your registration, you may do so by selecting “cancel” your registration within your confirmation email. Participants should sign up for the replacement session as quickly as possible.


Implementation

Technology Needs 

Do you have needs or questions about technology for implementation of FAST using Star Early Literacy in your VPK Program? Your local early learning coalition has technology resources and is available to assist. Please contact your local coalition for additional details.


Resources

Running Instructions for Administration Resources and Reports

Star Early Literacy Score Definitions 

Family Guide to Star Assessments