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I'm Sharpy--Do you have a question? Access 97 Research File
Download Instructions


The Access 97 Research File is a large (158 MB) database that is available for download in two different formats:

  1. As a single self-extracting 40 MB ZIP file.
  2. As a self-extracting WinRAR file divided into 15 separate 2 MB files.
Your connection to the Internet determines which format is right for you. Those with a fast connection to the Internet (e.g. cable modem, T1 line) should download the single ZIP file. Those with a slower connection to the Internet are encouraged to download each of the fifteen separate WinRAR compressed files.


Single (Large) ZIP Compressed File

Date Posted: April 14, 2000
File: AC97star.exe, 40 MB Windows ZIP self-extracting compressed file
Minimum Download Times:
T1 > 4 minutes
128K (ISDN) > 43 minutes
56 > 1 hour, 38 minutes
28.8 > 3 hours, 12 minutes
Instructions: Prepare at least 250 MB of space on your hard drive, then click on the link above to begin downloading. When prompted by the download software, choose the option "Save this program to disk" and click OK. Run "AC97star.exe" when the download is complete. This is a self-extracting ZIP compressed file that contains one Access 97 (Access 2000 compatible) database file named "STAR Research File.mdb", which requires 158 MB uncompressed. When the extraction is complete, the executable file "AC97star.exe" can be erased to free up space.

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Multiple (Smaller) RAR Compressed Files

These compressed files have been broken down into smaller parts for easier downloading. Note - all of the R00 download files must be saved to the same folder as the self-extracting EXE program file.

Date Posted: April 14, 2000
Files: AC97multiple.exe 2 MB
AC97multiple.r00 2 MB
AC97multiple.r01 2 MB
AC97multiple.r02 2 MB
AC97multiple.r03 2 MB
AC97multiple.r04 2 MB
AC97multiple.r05 2 MB
AC97multiple.r06 2 MB
AC97multiple.r07 2 MB
AC97multiple.r08 2 MB
AC97multiple.r09 2 MB
AC97multiple.r10 2 MB
AC97multiple.r11 2 MB
AC97multiple.r12 2 MB
AC97multiple.r13 1 MB
Minimum Download Times: For each 2 MB file:
T1 > <1 minute
128K (ISDN) > 2 1/2 minutes
56 > 5 minutes
28.8 > 10 minutes
Instructions:
  1. Before starting the download, create a download directory on your computer. There are fifteen files to download, prepare at least 250 MB of space on your hard drive for processing.
  2. Click on each of the links in the files section above to begin downloading. When prompted by the download software, choose the option "Save this program to disk" and click OK. Then select the directory you created on your computer.
  3. Download the remaining files (e.g., AC97multiple.r00, AC97multiple.r01, AC97multiple.r02, etc.). Note - all of the R00 download files must be saved to the same folder as the EXE.
  4. Run "AC97multiple.exe" from the download directory; this will create the Access 97 database file "AC97multiple.mdb". Once the MDB file has been successfully created, all the other downloaded files can be erased to free up space.
  5. You could also rename "AC97multiple.mdb" to something more meaningful (e.g., "STAR Research File.mdb").
At this point double-clicking the MDB file should bring up Access 97 or Access 2000 (assuming these programs have been installed correctly on your computer) and load the database.

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Use of these research files requires some expertise in data handling. Descriptions of the file formats and instructions on how to access the data are contained in a file you can access by clicking on the Research File Help icon or the Pencil icon for help.

To view results directly, click on the Reports icon at the top of the screen.

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 Brace Educational Measurement (Stanford 9 and STAR Augmentation) and CTB/McGraw-Hill (SABE/2) under contract with California school districts. 

(Posting Date: May 15, 2000)