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About STAR 2006

Program Background  |  STAR Reports
Grades and Subjects Reported

Grades and Subjects Reported

Students take the tests used in the STAR Program based on the grades in which they are enrolled. The exceptions are the California Mathematics Standards Tests for grades eight through eleven and the California Science Standards Tests for grades nine through eleven that are tied to specific courses students are completing or have completed. Students with disabilities taking the CSTs in 2006 were not allowed to take the tests below the grade level in which they were enrolled.

The following tables show the subject areas that are tested at each grade level. Test results are available for all grades and subjects for schools, districts, counties, and the state. Unless a school did not administer one or more of the required tests, viewers should expect to see results for all of the required CSTs and CAT/6 Survey for every grade served within a school or district. CAPA and Aprenda 3 results should be available for all districts but may not be available for all schools based on student populations.

California Standards Tests (CSTs)
Subject Grade
  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
English-Language Arts
  Multiple-Choice
  Writing
 
x
 
 
x
 
 
x
x
 
x
 
 
x
 
 
x
x
 
x
 
 
x
 
 
x
 
 
x
 
Mathematics* x x x x x x x x x x
Science       x     x   x***  
End-of-Course Science**               x x x
History-Social Science             x   x x

* Mathematics tests for grades eight through eleven include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Integrated Mathematics 1, 2, and 3. Students in grades eight and nine who were not yet completing Algebra I took the General Mathematics CST, and students in grades nine through eleven took the Summative High School Mathematics Test after completing Algebra II, Integrated Mathematics 3, or a higher math course.

** End-of-course science tests for grades nine through eleven include Earth Science, Biology/Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Integrated/Coordinated Science 1, 2, 3, and 4, each of which includes questions related to all four science disciplines.

*** All grade 10 students took the Life Science CST. In addition to this, most grade ten students took an end-of-course science test.

California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) State Report

Subject

Grade (see note)

  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  English-Language Arts    x x x x x x x x x x
  Mathematics x x x x x x x x x x

 

California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)
County, District, and School Reports

Subject

CAPA Level (see note)

  I

 Grades
 2 – 11

II

 Grades
 2 & 3 

III

 Grades
 4 & 5 

IV

 Grades
 6 – 8 

V

 Grades
   9 11 

  English-Language   Arts x x x x x
  Mathematics x x x x x

Note: CAPA results are reported for each grade only on the state report. Due to the small number of students assessed with the CAPA, county, district, and school results are reported by the CAPA level with each level encompassing two or more grade levels.

California Achievement Tests, Sixth Edition Survey (CAT/6 Survey) - Grades 3 and 7

  • Reading
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Spelling

 

Aprenda: La prueba de logros en español, Tercera edición (Aprenda 3)
 Subject Grade
  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
 Spanish Reading x x x x x x x x x x
 Mathematics in Spanish x x x x x x x x x x
 Spanish Language   x x x x x x x x x x
 Spanish Spelling x x x x x x x x x x

 



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