STAR Test Practice for 1st & 2nd Grade [2024]
On this page, you can find an accurate and complete preparation pack for the Renaissance STAR Test, for grades 1 and 2. Here is what the pack includes:
#Six accurate full-length simulations of the Renaissance STAR Reading & Math sections. These simulations are comprised of a wide variety of topics that appear on the STAR tests. They give your child the opportunity to practice under similar conditions as on the actual test.
#Four STAR Reading practice quizzes: These quizzes provide a thorough practice of the following Reading topics which appear on the actual test:
1. Word knowledge and skills.
2. Comprehension strategies and constructing meaning.
3. Analyzing literary text.
4. Understanding author’s craft.
#Four STAR Math practice quizzes: These quizzes provide a thorough practice of the following Math topics which appear on the actual test:
1. Numbers and operations.
2. Algebra.
3. Geometry and measurement.
4. Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability.
These quizzes enable your child to practice specific topics that appear on the test and expand their knowledge of these topics. Our pack also contains detailed solutions and explanations to all practice questions, so your child can learn and improve along the way.
#STAR Math study guide: covers a variety of topics that appear on the test, and provides helpful tips and strategies for tackling the various STAR question types.
*Please note that we also offer separate prep packs for the STAR Reading and STAR Math.
We welcome you and your 1st or 2nd grader to prepare for the Renaissance STAR test with us!
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Question 1 |
Which of the following words has the same vowel sound as the word "field"? |
Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (A). The word "field" has a long /e/ sound, so you need to find a word that has the same sound. Check each answer choice to see which one fits. The letter combination "ie" in the word "piece" is pronounced as a long /e/ sound. Answer choice (B) is incorrect because the letter combination of "ea" in "spread" is pronounced as a short /e/ sound. Answer choice (C) is incorrect because the letter "e" in "bed" is pronounced as a short /e/ sound. |
Question 2 |
Which book is probably about real events? |
Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (C). Africa is a real place and people can go on journeys there. So "My Journey Across Africa" can be a book about real events. Answer (A) is incorrect because it includes a flying elephant. Since elephants do not fly, this cannot be a book about real events. Answer (B) is incorrect because it includes a school for cats. Cats do not go to school, only people do, so this book cannot be about real events. |
Question 3 |
Read the following story: Joey likes to learn and discover new things. He reads books and watches movies about subjects he does not know. He wants to be a researcher when he grows up. Which trait describes Joey? |
Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (C). A curious person is interested in investigating and learning. The story talks about Joey’s love for learning new things, how he learns, and that he wants to work in a job that involves learning and investigating when he grows up. From all of this information you know that Joey is a curious boy. All of the other answers are incorrect because there is no information in the text that tells about Joey being lazy or nice. |
Question 4 |
Read the passage. |
Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (C). Though the teacher complimented Shana on her progress, Shana had been hoping for a higher mark. It can be inferred from this that Shana was disappointed. Answer (A) is incorrect because the passage states that Shana's teacher was proud of her, not that Shana was proud. And since Shana was hoping for a higher mark, she probably was not proud. Answer (B) is incorrect because even though Shana may have been tired from studying all weekend long, the passage does not mention this or hint at it. |
Question 1 |
Look at the pictograph below: |
Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (C). Read the pictograph to understand how many songs each person listens to per hour. Notice that the key displays that each headphone set represents two songs. Therefore, Natalie listens to eight songs, Ronnie listens to six songs, Peter listens to ten songs, and Ella listens to four songs per hour. Therefore, Peter listens to songs the most. |
Question 2 |
Mike had 28 marbles. He lost 13 of them while playing in the park. How many marbles does Mike have now? |
Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (B). In order to solve this problem, transform it into a simple subtraction exercise: Mike had 28 marbles and lost 13 of them, so you have to subtract 13 from 28, which equals 15 (28-13=15). Therefore, Mike has 15 marbles. |
Question 3 |
What is the name of this shape? |
Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (C). The shape in this question has six sides. A shape with six sides is called a hexagon. A pentagon is a shape with five sides. A rectangle is a shape with four sides. Therefore, the correct answer is C, hexagon. |
Question 4 |
A solid (3D) shape has 6 square faces, 12 edges, and 8 vertices (corner points). What is the shape? |
Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (C). A cube has 6 square faces, 12 edges, and 8 vertices. Answer A is incorrect because a cone has one circle face, one curved face, one vertex (point), and no edges. Answer B is incorrect because a cylinder has 2 circle faces, one curved face, no vertices, and no edges. Answer D is incorrect because a square pyramid has one square face, 4 triangle faces, 8 edges, and 5 vertices. |