What is CARS & STARS?

CARS & STARS is a comprehensive reading program consisting of ten levels (P–H) that allows you to identify and teach twelve reading and comprehension strategies and improve literacy results.

The program is divided into two parts: CARS (the assessment portion) and STARS (the instruction portion). Each CARS and STARS level (P–H) consists of both a Student Book and a Teacher Guide.

CARS & STARS were designed to be used together. The Placement Guide places students in the correct level. The Pre-tests in CARS help teachers to diagnose problem areas with their students. STARS assists teachers to teach those strategies found lacking. Benchmarking tests and Post Tests in CARS are used to assess how goals are progressing and then to determine if goals have been achieved.