CARS & STARS Online (CSO) is a web-based reading comprehension application for teachers and students. The program is derived from the reading comprehension program CARS & STARS that is produced as a printed series featuring a teacher book and a student workbook. The web application is modulated in a similar structure to the printed work, with a teacher/parent portal and a student/child portal available. Like the printed work, it is not possible to use one module without the other.
The CARS & STARS Online Parent Subscription allows parents to keep up to date with day-to-day progress, while reducing strain on teachers, all from the comfort of their own home. Rather than having to wait for parent–teacher nights to get updates on their children’s work, CARS & STARS Online allows parents to share a constant connection with their child’s progress throughout the program, maintaining a level of parental involvement that is unprecedented in other reading comprehension programs, and even the printed version of CARS and STARS!
CARS & STARS Online provides parents with the ability to easily and thoroughly analyse data, giving useful insights into progress. The activity search bar can be used to review, track and check assessments have been completed. The Parent Dashboard includes summaries of Child Subscription details and the Activity Log. All this gives parents a deeper understanding of their child’s progress.