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Access Database Research File Download Instructions

The Access database research file is a large database for use with Microsoft Access 2000 or Microsoft Access 2002, and is available via two download methods: A complete, single-file database with all data, or a partial database broken into multiple files for easier downloading.
Access Database (Complete)
The complete Access database can be downloaded from the link below.
Date Posted: November 15, 2001
Description: A self-extracting compressed file that contains an Access database file named "STAR Research File.mdb".

Estimated download times for this file are available here: Download Times


Access Database (Partial)
The Access database has been broken into multiple parts for easier downloading. To use the partial database you must first download the main database component:
Date Posted: November 15, 2001
Description: A self-extracting compressed file that contains an empty Access database file named "STAR Research File.mdb".

Estimated download times for this file are available here: Download Times

With the main database, you can then download data for the various counties and import it into the main database. It is not necessary to download all of the files to use the partial Access database; you must, however, download at least one, since the main database component does not contain any data. The data has been broken into the following individual self-extracting archive tab-delimited files:

Estimated download times for the partial files are dependent upon the size of the file. Use the chart below to determine the minimum amount of time it will take to download an individual partial file. Actual download time will vary depending on how busy the site is and the performance of your Internet connection.

Connection Speed
1Mb
2Mb
3Mb
4Mb
T1
5 sec 11 sec 16 sec 22 sec
ISDN
1 min 2 min 8 sec 3 min 20 sec 4 min 30 sec
56 Kbps
2 min 30 sec 5 min 7 min 30 sec 10 min
28.8 Kbps
5 min 9 min 30 sec 15 min 21 min

How to import the partial tab delimited files into Access:

  1. Download the Partial Access Database Research File - Main Component.
  2. Download the partial tab delimited files that you want.
  3. Extract the Access database to a folder (e.g. "c:\research\") by running the executable. You should now have a file named "2001_STAR Research File.mdb".
  4. Extract the partial tab delimited files you downloaded to the same directory (e.g. "c:\research\") as the Access database.
  5. Open the Access database ("2001_STAR Research File.mdb") using Access 2000 or Access 2002.
  6. Open the Import form by clicking the icon:
    (If the database detects new partial tab-delimited files are available, a dialog box will pop up offering to open the Import form for you).
  7. On the Import form, select the partial tab delimited file to import and click the Import button. Or click the Import All button to import all of the available partial tab delimited files.
  8. Return to the Main form. If any files were imported, a dialog will suggest to Compact the database which will defragment the database file and free disk space. From the Tools menu, point to Database Utilities, and then click Compact Database. The database will function properly whether you choose to compact or not.

Use of these research files requires some expertise in data handling.

To view results directly, click on the Reports icon at the top of the screen.


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 California Standards Tests) and CTB/McGraw-Hill (SABE/2). 

These results are final.

(Posting Date: November 15, 2001)