| STAR 2000 Reports
A number of schools experienced testing
irregularities in their 2000 STAR administration. Since the scores
for students for whom testing irregularities were reported are not
included in the school results, the school scores may not accurately
reflect the student achievement at these schools.
Viewing STAR 2000 Test Reports
To view a Stanford Achievement Test summary report for the State
of California, a specific county, school district, or school, click
the appropriate button on the left. For assistance in navigating
through the report selection process, click on:
To view a Spanish Assessment of Basic Education (SABE/2) test summary
report for the State of California, a specific county, school district,
or school, click on:
About the STAR Reports
The 2000 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program includes
three components; the Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition,
Form T; the California Standards Tests in language arts and mathematics;
and the Spanish Assessment of Basic Skills, 2nd Edition (SABE/2).
Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition, Form T
The first part, the Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition, Form
T, was designated by the State Board of Education for use in the
STAR program in November 1997, was first administered in spring
1998, and has subsequently been administered to all students in
grades 2 through 11 in 1999 and in 2000. Because the Stanford 9
is a nationally-normed test that has not changed in any way over
the three years that it has been administered in California, results
from 2000 can be compared directly to results from 1999 and 1998.
For information on making year to year comparisons, see About
the Scores. Because the Stanford 9 results are comparable from
year to year, those results are used for California's Academic Performance
Index (API.) However, the calculation of the API does not use the
Stanford 9 results that are posted on the Internet, so caution is
advised in comparing a school's Stanford 9 results over time against
the school's API scores.
The subjects and grades tested with the Stanford 9 are defined
by statute. Although some schools may administer additional sub-tests
that are optional, results are reported only for the mandated subjects.
(Grades and Subjects Reported)
California Standards Tests
Tests composed of items that address California's State Board of
Education adopted content standards in English language arts and
mathematics were added to the STAR program in 1999 to augment the
Stanford 9 where the Stanford 9 did not include items that would
address particular California standards.
In 1999, 35 language arts items at each grade level 2 through
11 comprised the "STAR augmentation" in language arts. Scores for
California content standards in language arts were calculated by
combining the number correct out of 35 with the number correct on
selected Stanford 9 items that language arts experts had determined
did address grade level content standards. At grades two and three,
40 Stanford 9 items were identified, so the language arts score
was the number correct out of 75 items (35+40.) At grades four through
eleven, 55 Stanford 9 items at each grade level were identified;
the language arts scores at those grades were composed of the number
correct out of 90 items (35+55.)
The California Standards Tests in language arts include the same
numbers of items in 2000 as were used in 1999. That is, at grades
two and three, the scores are reported as the number correct out
of 75; at grades four through eleven, scores are reported as number
correct out of 90.
The California Standards Tests in mathematics in 1999 were comprised
of grade level tests in grades 2 through 7 and grade 11, and six
course-related tests for students in grades 8 through 10. In 1999,
each California Standards mathematics score included 35 items specifically
developed to address California standards, and 15 items from the
Stanford 9 at each grade level. The score was reported as number
correct out of 50 items (35+15). Although students in grades 8 through
10 were to take the test corresponding to course enrollment, "foundation"
items were identified only for algebra 1/integrated mathematics
1 at grade 8; geometry/integrated mathematics 2 at grade 9, and
algebra 2/integrated mathematics 3 at grade 10. Results were reported
only for students who took the test designated for their grade level.
For each mathematics test, results are reported as the average number
correct out of 50 items total.
In 2000, all California Standards tests in mathematics were increased
to 50 items. The 15 "foundation" items were maintained and the 2000
California Standards test results in mathematics are reported as
average number correct out of 65 items total (50+15).
For further information about the California Standards Test scores,
go to About the Scores.
Spanish Assessment of Basic Education, 2nd Edition (SABE/2)
The SABE/2, published by CTB-McGraw Hill, was first administered
for the STAR program in 1999. School districts were required to
use the SABE/2, designated by the SBE in November 1998, to test
all Spanish-speaking students who first enrolled in a California
public school fewer than 12 months prior to testing. The use of
the SABE/2 with Spanish-speaking students enrolled longer than 12
months was optional. The SABE/2 was administered in 2000 with the
same conditions as in 1999. For further information about the subjects
and grades tested, or the scores and reports, go to
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In order to protect student confidentiality, no
scores are reported for any group of 10 or fewer students.
The results posted at this Web site are based on data provided
by Harcourt Educational Measurement (Stanford 9 and STAR Augmentation)
and CTB/McGraw-Hill (SABE/2) under contract with the California
Department of Education.
The 2000 results posted on this web site are final.
(Posting Date: October 15, 2001)