CARS & STARS Online is a comprehensive diagnostic and instructional reading comprehension program. The foundation of the program is the twelve reading strategies used to diagnose a student's reading comprehension ability and improve it through guided instruction.
By giving teachers more time to teach, helping students learn more independently and intuitively, and allowing parents to be involved in their child's learning, CARS & STARS Online integrates the whole school – bringing together parents and teachers to help students become better. The online program is derived from CARS & STARS Plus, a printed reading comprehension program published in Australia by Hawker Brownlow Education that features student workbooks and teacher guides. The web application is structured similarly, with a teacher/parent portal and student/child portal available.