Downloading the Fixed-Length ASCII STAR Research Data Files
Fixed-Length ASCII Files
Fixed-Length ASCII files are structured much like files typically used on a mainframe.
The Fixed-Length ASCII file can be downloaded from the links below/at the left.
||November 29, 2002
||Complete: A compressed file that contains two Fixed-Length
ASCII files named "2002_flentities.asc" and "2002_fltestdata.asc".
Statewide: The Statewide file contains data only for the "All Students" records;
subgroup data is not included. It contains one fixed-length ASCII file named "2002_Statewide.asc".
Estimated download times are available here: Download Times
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The research files for Windows are packaged in a self-extracting
archive, to save on space and download time. Self-extracting
archives have an extension of .EXE, and can be run as commands or
double-clicked on just like any other application. When a self-extracting
archive is run, the files in the archive are automatically extracted
into the directory of your choice. You do not need an unzip
program (like PKZIP or WinZip) to extract files from these self-extracting
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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 California Standards Tests) and CTB/McGraw-Hill (SABE/2).
The 2002 results posted on this web site are final.
(Posting Date: November 29, 2002)