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Downloading the Comma Separated STAR Research Data Files

The Comma Separated files are available in two formats;

Comma Separated Files (Complete)

Comma Separated files are structured so that each field is separated by the comma (',') character. Fields containg commas and string fields are enclosed by double-quotes ('"').

The complete Comma Separated file can be downloaded from the links at the left.

Date Posted: November 29, 2002
Description: A compressed file that contains two Comma Separated files named "csventities.csv" and "csvtestdata.csv".

Estimated download times for this file are available here: Download Times

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Comma Separated Files (Partial)

To accomodate users with limited-bandwidth Internet connections, the research data has been placed into several Comma Separated files:

  • Statewide file containing "All Students Only" data. File excludes all subgroups but provides data for all schools, districts, counties, and the state.
  • Multiple files containing all subgroup data but limited to schools, districts, and counties in the selected county selection group.

Below are the listed Comma Separated partial data sets; click on the file(s) you wish to download. The entities file contains all of the school/district names. It can be linked to the other files to provide names for the records in the test data files. Estimated download times for the partial files are dependent upon the size of the file. Cross-reference with the following table:

Connection Speed
5 sec 11 sec 16 sec 22 sec
1 min 2 min 8 sec 3 min 20 sec 4 min 30 sec
56 Kbps
2 min 30 sec 5 min 7 min 30 sec 10 min
28.8 Kbps
5 min 9 min 30 sec 15 min 21 min



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Zip Files

The Research files for Windows are packaged in a self-extracting archive, to save on space and download time.  Self-extracting archives have an extension of .EXE, and can be run as commands or double-clicked on just like any other application. When a self-extracting archive is run, the files in the archive are automatically extracted into the directory of your choice.  You do not need an unzip program (like PKZIP or WinZip) to extract files from these self-extracting archives.

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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 Educational Measurement (Stanford 9 and California Standards Tests) and CTB/McGraw-Hill (SABE/2).

The 2002 results posted on this web site are final.

(Posting Date: November 29, 2002)