

About STAR 2003
About STAR Internet Scores
California Standards Tests
The following types of scores are reported by grade level and content
area for each school, district, county, and the state:
 Mean scaled score is the group average scaled score for each grade
and content area. The California Standards Test scaled scores range
from approximately 150 to 600. Scores between 300 and 349 are at the
Basic Performance Standard (Academic Achievement Standard) and scores
of 350 or higher are at or above the Proficient Performance Standard.
 % Advanced, % Proficient, % Basic, % Below Basic and % Far Below
Basic is the percentage of students in the group whose scores were at
this performance standard. The state target is for every student to
score at the Proficient or Advanced Performance Standard.
California Alternate Performance Assessment
The following types of scores are reported by
content area for each grade level statewide and for each CAPA level for
schools, districts, and counties:
 Mean scaled score is the group average scaled score for each grade
and content area. The California Alternate Performance Assessment
scaled scores range from approximately 15 to 60. Scores between 30 and
34 are at the Basic Performance Standard (Academic Achievement
Standard) and scores of 35 or higher are at or above the Proficient
Performance Standard.
 % Advanced, % Proficient, % Basic, % Below Basic and % Far Below
Basic is the percentage of students in the group whose scores were at
this performance standard.
EnglishLanguage Arts 
Level 
Performance Level 

Far Below Basic 
Below Basic 
Basic 
Proficient 
Advanced 
I 
1525 
2629 
3034 
3545 
4660 
II 
1523 
2429 
3034 
3540 
4160 
III 
1522 
2329 
3034 
3540 
4160 
IV 
1524 
2529 
3034 
3540 
4160 
V 
1524 
2529 
3034 
3541 
4160 
Mathematics 
Level 
Performance Level 

Far Below Basic 
Below Basic 
Basic 
Proficient 
Advanced 
I 
1520 
2129 
3034 
3542 
4360 
II 
1525 
2629 
3034 
3540 
4160 
III 
1524 
2529 
3034 
3542 
4360 
IV 
1525 
2629 
3034 
3540 
4160 
V 
1526 
2729 
3034 
3540 
4160 
CAT/6 For each school, district, county and the state, the
following types of scores are reported by grade level and content area:
 NPR (national percentile rank) for "AVG" Student estimates the
national percentile rank for a hypothetical average student in this
group.
 % Scoring Above 75th NPR is the percent of students in this
group that scored above where 75% of the students in the national
sample scored. If this group looked like the national sample, this
number would be 25. A number greater than 25 indicates that the group
had scores better than the national sample. A number less than 25
indicates that the group did not do as well as the national sample.

% Scoring At or Above 50th NPR is the percent of students in this
group that scored at or above where 50% of the students in the
national sample scored. This is the percentage of students considered
as scoring at or above their grade level on this test.
 % Scoring
Above 25th NPR is the percent of students in this group that scored
above where 25% of the students in the national sample scored. If this
group looked like the national sample, this number would be 75.
Mean scaled score is the group average scaled score for each grade
and content area. A scaled score is a number that the test publisher
uses to calculate other scores. A table is used to convert the number of
questions each student answered correctly to a scaled score. The scaled
scores can then be averaged and used to look up other scores.
SABE/2 For each school, district, county, and the state,
the following types of scores are reported by grade level and content
area:
RPR (reference group percentile rank) of the "average" student
estimates the individual percentile rank of a hypothetical average
student in this group. Reference percentiles are similar to the national
percentiles used for the CAT/6, but where the CAT/6 compares student
achievement to a sample of students selected to represent the nation as
a whole, the reference group used for the SABE/2 was selected to
represent Spanishspeaking students in bilingual classes.
 % (Percent of students) scoring above 75th RP is the percent of
students in this group that scored above where 75% of the students in
the reference group scored. If this group looked like the reference
group, this number would be 25. A number greater than 25 indicates
that the group had scores better than the reference group. A number
less than 25 indicates that the group did not do as well as the
reference group.
 % (Percent of students) scoring at or above 50th
RP is the percent of students in this group that scored at or above
where 50% of the students in the reference group scored.
 %
(Percent of students) scoring above 25th RP is the percent of students
in this group that scored above where 25% of the students in the
reference group scored. If this group looked like the reference group,
this number would be 75.
 Mean scaled score is the group average
scaled score for each grade and content area. A scaled score is a
number that the test publisher uses to calculate other scores. A table
is used to convert the number of questions each student answered
correctly to a scaled score. The scaled scores can then be averaged
and used to look up other scores.
