About STAR 2003
No individual student scores are
reported on the Internet. Individual student scores are
confidential and may be reviewed only by students' teachers
and parents or guardians. The California Standards Tests (CSTs)
and California Achievement Tests, Sixth Edition Survey
(CAT/6) scores are printed on STAR Performance Reports that
school districts must forward to parents/guardians within 20
working days from when they are received in each district.
Most parents/guardians should receive their children's test
results no later than the middle of September. Results for
students assessed with the California Alternate Performance
Assessment (CAPA) are on separate reports. The test results
for individual students are available only from the school
or district where the student was tested.
Teachers receive copies of the STAR Performance Reports for
the students in their current classes. Teachers can use
these reports to conference with the students and/or their
parents/guardians about how well the students performed on
the tests. Teachers are to use the reports in conjunction
with other information about the student’s academic
achievement to identify individual student's strengths and
weaknesses on the California Academic Content Standards and
to plan appropriate enrichment or remedial instruction for
In addition to the Internet reports, schools and districts
receive reports that summarize how groups of student'
performed on the tests and score labels to insert into
students' permanent records. The STAR Performance, school,
district, and county reports include more detailed
information for the CSTs than is reported on the Internet.
In addition to the scaled scores and performance standards
by content area, parents/guardians, teachers, and
administrators receive information about student performance
on clusters of academic content standards. These clusters
are identified in the blueprints for the CST as strands or
standard sets. The blueprints can be accessed at
on the Internet. Teachers and administrators can use the
more detailed information to evaluate the effectiveness of
various aspects of school and district instructional
To protect student privacy, asterisks appear on the Internet
reports whenever 10 or fewer students had valid test scores.
NOTE: Information about the STAR 2003 Reports is specifically
related to the STAR 2003 results. For information about previous
years' STAR results, see
CST, CAPA, and CAT/6 reports are available at the state, county,
district, and school levels for All Students and disaggregated for
subgroups of students based on the following criteria:
- English-language fluency
- Economic Status
- Students with disabilities receiving special education
- Parent Education
- Participation in special programs such as
Title 1 or Gifted and Talented
Select here for a complete listing of reported subgroups.
These reports include results for the:
- California Standards Test (CST)
- California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)—Due to the
small number of students assessed with the CAPA, data will be
unavailable for some of these subgroups.
- California Achievement Test, Sixth Edition, Survey (CAT/6)
Select here to view the Spanish
Assessment of Basic Education, 2nd Edition (SABE/2) reports and a
description of the associated reporting subgroups.
Help with printing the reports is can be found at
Viewing and Printing Reports.