|This is the web site for California's Standardized Testing and
Reporting (STAR) program results for 1998. The STAR program was authorized by Senate Bill
(SB) 376 in October 1997. As required by statute, the California State Board of Education
designated a test for use in the STAR program. The Stanford Achievement Test Series, Ninth
Edition, Form T (Stanford 9), was designated as the 1998 STAR test in November 1997. The
Stanford 9 is a multiple-choice test that allows comparisons to be made to a national
sample of students. School districts in California were required to test all students in
grades 2 through 11, inclusive, between March 15, 1998 and May 25, 1998. The only
exemptions allowed by SB 376 were for special education students whose Individual
Education Plans (IEPs) explicitly exempted them from such testing and for students whose
parent or guardian submitted a written request for exemption. Students in grades 2 through
8 were required to be tested in reading, mathematics, written expression, and spelling. Students in
grades 9 through 11 were required to be tested in reading, writing,
mathematics, science, and history/social science.
At this web site you will find STAR
test results for the state and for each school, school district, and county in the state.
These group results are reported in two ways for each subject area and grade level (grades
2-11): 1) for all students tested in the group, and 2) for limited English
proficient (LEP) students tested. Individual student results are confidential and are
reported to the school district, student, and the student's parent(s) or guardian(s).
To access the results for the state or for a specific school, district, or county,
click on the Reports icon and follow the directions from that page. These reports
may be printed, but may not appear as you see them when printed in standard portrait
format. Adjust your print setting to landscape (sideways) mode for better results.
At this web site you will also find STAR results in research files that can be
downloaded for additional data analyses. To obtain these files click on the Research
files icon and follow the directions from that page.
To return to this page at any time, click on the Home icon. You can also click
on the Back button to see the last page viewed.
Once you are in the test results pages you can click on the Pencil icon for
explanatory notes and other help with reports or research files.
In order to protect student confidentiality, no scores are reported
for any group of 10 or fewer students.
The results posted on this web site should be considered preliminary and are subject to
revision. Date of last revision: December 17, 1998