Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies (CARS) is a diagnostic reading series that allows you to identify and assess a student's level of mastery for 12 reading strategies, with the exception of Books P and AA, which address 6 strategies and Book A which addresses 8 strategies.
This ten-level program is designed for students in years P to 8. Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies helps teachers place students in Strategies to Achieve Reading Success (STARS Plus Series) for reading instruction and remediation.
These new, updated editions expand on the research-proven success of the earlier series to make boosting your students' reading comprehension with targeted instruction in the core strategies even easier.
CARS Plus builds on the established principles underpinning the original CARS series, but now adds a benchmarking component, so you can ascertain just where your students are in relation to the targeted reading strategies and how their understanding is progressing. Each of the new CARS Plus Student Books contains fifteen separate tests for each level from P-H.
If you've used CARS and STARS before you'll notice updated versions of familiar stories and some new additions in each series. Stories have been carefully selected and reformulated to more specifically tailor them to each level of the program.
Each of the 15 tests provides a reading passage and selected-response questions. The reading passages showcase a variety of literary genres. Each question focuses on a specific reading strategy. All of these tests assess the same strategies.
The student books also included two self-assessments and three answer forms. Students complete Self-assessment 1 after completing all 5 Pretests and Self-assessment 2 after completing all 5 Post Tests. Students use the Answer Forms to record their answers for each Pretest, Benchmark and Post Test.