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Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
Research Files for 1998-2013

The Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program ended on July 1, 2013. The STAR program was replaced by the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. Previous year’s STAR data, including scores from the CSTs, CMAs, and CAPA exams in mathematics and English-language arts are no longer available via online reports. However, scores from these assessments can be found in the research files. Researchers should not compare results from the STAR assessments with those from current assessments due to changes in the content being assessed.

STAR News Releases

August 8, 2013 - State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases 2013 STAR Results
August 31, 2012 - 2012 STAR Results Mark Ninth Straight Year of Rising English and Math Scores
August 15, 2011 - 2011 STAR Results Show Steady Improvement Statewide

2007-2013 STAR Research Files

2013 STAR Research Files
2012 STAR Research Files

2011 STAR Research Files

2010 STAR Research Files
2009 STAR Research Files
2008 STAR Research Files

2007 STAR Research Files

2006 STAR Research Files

2006 California Statewide research file, All Students, fixed-width (ZIP; 3MB)
2006 California Statewide research file, All Students, comma delimited
(ZIP; 3MB)
2006 California Statewide research file, All Students, XML
(ZIP; 5MB)
2006 California Statewide research file, All Sub-Groups, fixed-width (ZIP; 56MB)
2006 California Statewide research file, All Sub-Groups, comma delimited
(ZIP; 55MB)
2006 California Statewide research file, All Sub-Groups, XML (ZIP; 90MB)
File Layout Description - Fixed-width
2006 California research file, XSD (ZIP)
2006 Entities List, fixed-width (ZIP)
2006 Entities List, comma delimited (ZIP)
2006 Entities List, XML (ZIP)
2006 Entities List, XSD
(ZIP)
2006 Access Database - Main Component (ZIP)

2005 STAR Research Files

2005 California State Level research file, All Students, ASCII (ZIP; 3MB)
2005 California State Level research file, All Students, comma separated (ZIP; 3MB)
2005 California State Level research file, All Sub-Groups, ASCII (ZIP; 53MB)
2005 California State Level research file, All Sub-Groups, comma separated (ZIP; 52MB)
File Layout Description
2005 Entities List, fixed-width (ZIP)
2005 Entities List, comma separated (ZIP)
2005 Access Database - Main Component (ZIP)

2004 STAR Research Files

2004 California State Level research file, All Students, ASCII (ZIP; 5MB)
2004 California State Level research file, All Students, comma separated (ZIP; 5MB)
2004 California State Level research file, All Sub-Groups, ASCII (ZIP; 98MB)
2004 California State Level research file, All Sub-Groups, comma separated (ZIP; 98MB)
File Layout Description - Fixed-width
2004 Entities List, fixed-width (ZIP)
2004 Entities List, comma separated (ZIP)
2004 Access Database - Main Component (ZIP)

2003 STAR Research Files

2003 California State Level research file, All Students, ASCII (ZIP; 4MB)
2003 California State Level research file, All Students, comma separated (ZIP; 4MB)
2003 California State Level research file, All Sub-Groups, ASCII (ZIP; 83MB)
2003 California State Level research file, All Sub-Groups, comma separated (ZIP; 83MB)
File Layout Description
2003 Entities List, fixed-width (ZIP)
2003 Entities List, comma separated (ZIP)
2003 Access Database - Main Component (ZIP)

2002 STAR Research Files

Fixed-Length ASCII File - Complete (ZIP, 34MB)
Fixed-Length ASCII File - Statewide All Students only
(ZIP, 4MB)
Comma Separated File for Mac- Complete (ZIP, 32Mb)
Access Database Research File - Complete (ZIP, 107MB)
File Layout Description Fixed-length (PDF) | CSV (PDF)
Entities - School/District Names (ZIP)
Statewide - All Students (ZIP; 4MB)
State of California (ZIP)

2001 STAR Research Files

Fixed-Length ASCII File - Complete (ZIP; 31MB)
Tab-Delimited File - Complete (ZIP; 35MB)
File Layout Description Fixed-length (PDF) | CSV (PDF)
Entities - School/District Names (ZIP)
State of California (ZIP)
Access 2000 Database - Complete (ZIP; 90MB)
Access 2000 Database - Partial (ZIP)

2000 STAR Research Files

Fixed-Length ASCII File - Complete (ZIP; 18MB)
Tab-Delimited File - Complete (ZIP; 16MB)
File Layout Description Fixed-length (PDF) | CSV (PDF)
Entities - School/District Names (ZIP)
State of California (ZIP)
Access 97 Database - Complete (ZIP; 44MB)
Access 97 Database - Partial (ZIP)

1999 STAR Research Files

Fixed-Length ASCII File - Complete (ZIP; 14MB)
Tab-Delimited File - Complete (ZIP; 12MB)
File Layout Description
DBase IV Files (ZIP; 29MB)
Access 97 Database (ZIP; 40MB)

1998 STAR Research Files

Fixed-Length ASCII File - Complete (ZIP; 2MB)
Tab-Delimited File - Complete (ZIP; 2MB)
File Layout Description
DBase IV Files (ZIP; 2MB)



Contact Information


California Department of Education
Assessment Development and Administration Division
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
E-mail: caaspp@cde.ca.gov


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