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Spring 1999

School, District, County, and State Reports for the:

Stanford 9 and
Augmented STAR.

SABE/2


 
Research Files for the

Stanford 9 and 
Augmented STAR

SABE/2


 

Spring 1998 and 2000 STAR Reports

More About Star

About Scores


 
Other Links:

For information about the California Department of Education:
http://www.cde.ca.gov

For information about the STAR program and other components of the state testing program:
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/

To e-mail questions or comments to the Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment Division of the California Department of Education:
star@cde.ca.gov

For information about Harcourt:
http://www.Harcourt.com

To e-mail questions or comments to Harcourt Educational Measurement:
starmail@hbtpc.com

For information about CTB/McGraw-Hill or the Spanish Assessment of Basic Education Test Series:
http://www.ctb.com


This is the Web site for the 1999 results from California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program. These results are final.

At the state level a total of 6.4% (272,935) student records do not include a language fluency designation. The scores for those records are not included in group summaries for LEP or for non-LEP reports at the state, county, district or school levels. The missing scores are not evenly distributed across county, district or school reports. The reports for "all" students, for economically disadvantaged and not economically disadvantaged students, and for males and females,a re not affected by the LEP data discrepancies.




This is the Web site for the 1999 results from California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program. At this site you will find results for the Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition, Form T (Stanford 9), the STAR augmentation in English language arts and mathematics, and the Spanish Assessment of Basic Education, 2nd Edition (SABE/2). 

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, the Stanford 9, in November 1997.  This test was first administered statewide in Spring 1998.  The Stanford 9 is a multiple-choice test that allows comparisons to be made to a national sample of students. School districts in California are required to test all students in grades 2 through 11. The only exemptions allowed by SB 376 are 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. In grades 2 through 8, testing is required in reading, mathematics, written expression, and spelling. In grades 9 through 11 testing is required in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history/social science.  In 1999, students were tested between March 15 and May 25. 

In 1999 two additions were made to the STAR program.  Test items were added in language arts and mathematics in order to create two additional tests, the STAR augmentation; and the SABE/2 was designated by the State Board of Education for use with Spanish speaking limited English proficient students. 

For additional information regarding these three tests, please see More About Star.


 

STAR Reports 

At this site results are provided by grade level and content area for schools, districts, counties, and the state for the Stanford 9, the STAR augmentation, and the SABE/2.  Stanford 9 and STAR augmentation results (revision posted September 30, 1999) are reported for seven groups: 

  • all students 
  • students who are limited English proficient 
  • students who are not limited English proficient 
  • males 
  • females 
  • students who are economically disadvantaged 
  • students who are not economically disadvantaged 


SABE/2 results (revision posted September 15, 1999) are reported for: 

  • all Spanish speaking limited English proficient students who were tested 
  • Spanish speaking limited English proficient students enrolled in California schools fewer than 12 months 


Stanford 9 scores include: for grades 2 through 8, reading, written expression (language), spelling, and mathematics; and for grades 9 through 11, reading, writing (language), mathematics, science, and social science. The STAR augmentation results are reported for grades 2 through 11, language arts and for grades 2 through 7 and grade 11 mathematics. For grades 8, 9, and 10, mathematics scores are reported at grade 8 for algebra I and 1st  year integrated mathematics; at grade 9 for geometry and 2nd year integrated mathematics; and at grade 10, for algebra II and 3rd year integrated mathematics. These are the mathematics courses specified by California's content standards for grades 8, 9, and 10. The numbers of students taking the tests, but not scores, will be reported at grade 8 for geometry, algebra II, 2nd year integrated mathematics and 3rd year integrated mathematics; at grade 9 for algebra I, 1st year integrated mathematics, algebra II, and 3rd year integrated mathematics; and at grade 10, for algebra I, 1st year integrated mathematics, geometry, and 2nd year integrated mathematics. SABE/2 results are reported for total reading, mathematics, and language for grades 2-11, and spelling for grades 2-8. 

No individual student results are provided here.  Individual student results are confidential and can be reviewed only by the teacher, parent or guardian, and the student. To protect privacy asterisks appear in place of test scores wherever those scores are based on 10 or fewer students. 
 

For additional information regarding the types of scores reported, comparing 1998 and 1999 test results, understanding and interpreting results, and other related information, please see About Scores and More About Star
 

Viewing Reports 

To access the STAR reports, click on School, District, County, and State Reports for the Stanford 9 and augmented STAR or for SABE/2.  Follow the directions to retrieve the desired report for the state or a specific county, district, or school.  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. 

Research Files 

At this Web site you will find STAR results in research files that can be downloaded for additional data analyses.   For more information on downloading files, choose Research Files for the Stanford 9 and augmented STAR or for SABE/2

Navigating the Site 

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. 

In the test results pages, you can click on the About Scores icon for explanatory notes and other help with reports or research files. 

Final Note 

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)