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No individual student scores are reported on the Internet. Individual student scores are confidential and may be reviewed only by students' teachers and parents/guardians. The California Standards Tests (CSTs) and California Achievement Tests, Sixth Edition Survey (CAT/6 Survey) scores are printed on STAR Student Reports that school districts must forward to parents/guardians within 20 working days from when they are received in each district. Most parents/guardians should receive their children's test results no later than the middle of September. Results for students assessed with the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) are on separate reports. The test results for individual students are available only from the school or district where the student was tested.

Teachers receive copies of the STAR Student Reports for the students in their current classes. Teachers can use these reports to conference with the students and/or their parents/guardians about how well the students performed on the tests. Teachers are to use the reports in conjunction with other information about the students’ academic achievement to identify individual student's strengths and weaknesses on the California Content Standards and to plan appropriate enrichment or remedial instruction for the student.

In addition to the Internet reports, schools and districts receive reports that summarize the results by grade level and subject area, as well as adhesive labels to insert into students' permanent records. The STAR student, school, district, and county reports include more detailed information for the CSTs than is reported on the Internet. In addition to the scale scores and performance levels by subject area, parents/guardians, teachers, and administrators receive information about student performance on clusters of content standards. These clusters are identified in the blueprints for the CSTs as strands or standard sets. The blueprints can be accessed at on the Internet. Teachers and administrators can use the more detailed information to evaluate the effectiveness of various aspects of school and district instructional programs.

To protect student privacy, asterisks appear on the Internet reports when ten or fewer students had valid test scores.

NOTE: Information about the STAR 2005 Reports is specifically related to the STAR 2005 results. For information about previous years' STAR results, see

Subgroup results are available for the:

  • California Standards Tests (CSTs)
  • California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)—Due to the small number of students assessed with the CAPA, data will be unavailable for some subgroups.
  • California Achievement Tests, Sixth Edition Survey (CAT/6 Survey) - grades 3 and 7
Results are available for schools, districts, counties, and the state for "All Students" and for subgroups of students based on the following criteria:
  • Gender
  • English-language fluency
  • Economic status
  • Students with disabilities
  • Ethnicity
  • Parent Education
  • Participation in special programs such as Title 1 or Gifted and Talented

Select here for a complete listing of reported subgroups.

Select here to view the Spanish Assessment of Basic Education, Second Edition (SABE/2) reports and a description of the associated reporting subgroups.

Help with printing the reports can be found at Printing Results.

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