I'm kind of still in shock after hearing at a SD yesterday that our county is not purchasing DIBELS this year! They said we'll be using STAR Reading and STAR Math instead of DIBELS and SMI. We used STAR Reading already, but the only thing we did with it was to have the kids take the online assessment three times a year and use the results to drive instruction and provide the kids with their reading level for AR. To those of you who are familiar with it, what else can I expect from the complete STAR Reading program? Is there a fluency element? Also, what is the STAR Math program like? With SMI the students took benchmark tests online up to 5 times a year and the results helped determine intervention needs. Is there more to each of these programs than just assessment?