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Grades K–8

Get the data you need to drive instruction and measure progress.

The research-based Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies (CARS®) Series helps educators identify students' strengths and weaknesses in the 12 standards-based reading skills.

  • Pretest, benchmark tests, and post test cover a range of genres
  • Longer reading passages are followed by selected-response questions
  • Tracking forms/charts for teachers and self-assessment forms for students
  • Use results to target instruction with the New York STARS Instructional Series

CARS and STARS works!
A recent independent research study demonstrated that the number of students performing below grade level declined 45%! See for yourself:

Great preparation for CCSS with leveled informational and literary passages.

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  Book K (Gr.K) Student Book 10-Pack WS12125 978-0-7609-6316-6     $39.90
  Book K (Gr.K) Teacher Guide WS12125.9 978-0-7609-6331-9     $5.95
  Book AA (Gr.1 early) Student Book 10-Pack WS12126 978-0-7609-6317-3     $39.90
  Book AA (Gr.1 early) Teacher Guide WS12126.9 978-0-7609-6332-6     $5.95
  Book A (Gr.1 mid) Student Book 10-Pack WS12127 978-0-7609-6318-0     $39.90
  Book A (Gr.1 mid) Teacher Guide WS12127.9 978-0-7609-6333-3     $5.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book 10-Pack WS12128 978-0-7609-6319-7     $39.90
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS12128.9 978-0-7609-6334-0     $5.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book 10-Pack WS12129 978-0-7609-6320-3     $39.90
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS12129.9 978-0-7609-6335-7     $5.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book 10-Pack WS12130 978-0-7609-6321-0     $39.90
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS12130.9 978-0-7609-6336-4     $5.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book 10-Pack WS12131 978-0-7609-6322-7     $39.90
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS12131.9 978-0-7609-6337-1     $5.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book 10-Pack WS12132 978-0-7609-6323-4     $39.90
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS12132.9 978-0-7609-6338-8     $5.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book 10-Pack WS12133 978-0-7609-6324-1     $39.90
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS12133.9 978-0-7609-6339-5     $5.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book 10-Pack WS12134 978-0-7609-6325-8     $39.90
  Book H (Gr.8) Teacher Guide WS12134.9 978-0-7609-6340-1     $5.95

QtyCARS/New York STARS CCLS Book Collection

  Book K WS12423 978-0-7609-6615-0     $339.00
  Book AA WS12424 978-0-7609-6616-7     $339.00
  Book A (Gr.1 mid) WS12425 978-0-7609-6617-4     $339.00
  Book B (Gr.2) WS12426 978-0-7609-6618-1     $339.00
  Book C (Gr.3) WS12427 978-0-7609-6619-8     $339.00
  Book D (Gr.4) WS12428 978-0-7609-6620-4     $339.00
  Book E (Gr.5) WS12429 978-0-7609-6621-1     $339.00
  Book F (Gr.6) WS12430 978-0-7609-6622-8     $339.00
  Book G (Gr.7) WS12431 978-0-7609-6623-5     $339.00
  Book H (Gr.8) WS12432 978-0-7609-6624-2     $339.00

QtyCARS/New York STARS CCLS/Extensions Book Collection

  Book A (Gr.1 mid) WS12475 978-0-7609-6667-9     $559.00
  Book B (Gr.2) WS12476 978-0-7609-6668-6     $559.00
  Book C (Gr.3) WS12477 978-0-7609-6669-3     $559.00
  Book D (Gr.4) WS12478 978-0-7609-6670-9     $559.00
  Book E (Gr.5) WS12479 978-0-7609-6671-6     $559.00
  Book F (Gr.6) WS12480 978-0-7609-6672-3     $559.00
  Book G (Gr.7) WS12481 978-0-7609-6673-0     $559.00
  Book H (Gr.8) WS12482 978-0-7609-6674-7     $559.00

QtyCARS Spanish

  Book A (Gr.1 mid) Student Book 10-Pack WS12135 978-0-7609-6326-5     $39.90
  Book A (Gr.1 mid) Teacher Guide WS12135.9 978-0-7609-6341-8     $5.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book 10-Pack WS12136 978-0-7609-6327-2     $39.90
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS12136.9 978-0-7609-6342-5     $5.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book 10-Pack WS12137 978-0-7609-6328-9     $39.90
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS12137.9 978-0-7609-6343-2     $5.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book 10-Pack WS12138 978-0-7609-6329-6     $39.90
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS12138.9 978-0-7609-6344-9     $5.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book 10-Pack WS12139 978-0-7609-6330-2     $39.90
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS12139.9 978-0-7609-6345-6     $5.95

QtyCARS/STARS Book Collection Spanish

  Book A (Gr. 1 mid) WS12385 978-0-7609-6588-7     $339.00
  Book B (Gr. 2) WS12386 978-0-7609-6589-4     $339.00
  Book C (Gr. 3) WS12387 978-0-7609-6590-0     $339.00
  Book D (Gr. 4) WS12388 978-0-7609-6591-7     $339.00
  Book E (Gr. 5) WS12389 978-0-7609-6592-4     $339.00

CARS® focuses on the 12 key reading strategies to improve students' reading ability.

  • Finding main idea
  • Recalling facts and details
  • Understanding sequence
  • Recognizing cause and effect
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Making predictions
  • Finding word meaning in context
  • Drawing conclusions and making inferences
  • Distinguishing fact from opinion
  • Identifying author's purpose
  • Interpreting figurative language
  • Summarizing

Teacher Guides include answer forms. Use the Teacher Guides' reproducible forms to:

  • Make recordkeeping easier
  • Facilitate instructional planning

Student and teacher assessments allow teachers to:

  • Assess after students complete all ten lessons
  • Benchmark frequently

Related Products

CARS®, New York STARS® CCLS, and Extensions in Reading® Book CollectionSAVE!
25 Student Books plus a Teacher Guide from each of the three series. Total 75 Student Books, 3 Teacher Guides:

  • Pretest, benchmark, and post test—CARS® Series
  • Instruction—STARS® Series
  • Application—Extensions in Reading® Series

CARS® & New York STARS® CCLS Book CollectionSAVE!
25 Student Books plus a Teacher Guide from each of the two series. Total 50 Student Books, 2 Teacher Guides:

  • Pretest, benchmark, and post test—CARS® Series
  • Instruction—STARS® Series

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