Star Test

The 2011 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program includes four components:
1. California Standards Tests: The CSTs for English–language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and history–social science are administered only to students in California public schools. Except for a writing component that is administered as part of the grades four and seven ELA tests, all questions are multiple-choice. These tests were developed specifically to assess students’ knowledge of the California content standards. The State Board of Education adopted these standards, which specify what all children in California are expected to know and be able to do in each grade or course
2. California Modified Assessment: The CMA was administered to eligible students in grades three through eleven. The CMA is a standards-based test for students with an individualized education program who meet the eligibility criteria adopted by the State Board of Education. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 calls for a range of assessments appropriate to students’ abilities. The CMA provides an appropriate assessment for a small percentage of students allowing them to demonstrate their knowledge of skills in the California academic content standards for ELA (grades three through eleven), mathematics (grades three through seven, Algebra I for eligible students in grades seven through eleven, and geometry for eligible students in grades eight through eleven), and science (grades five, eight, and ten only). Eligible students may take either the CST or the CMA in a subject area.
3. California Alternate Performance Assessment: Students with significant cognitive disabilities who are unable to take the CSTs even with modifications participated in the STAR Program by taking the CAPA. The CAPA is an individually administered performance assessment with all tasks linked to the California ELA, mathematics, and science content standards.
4. Standards-based Tests in Spanish: The STS consists of multiple-choice tests in Spanish that assess reading/language arts in grades two through eleven, and mathematics (grades two through seven, Algebra I for eligible students in grades seven through eleven, and geometry for eligible students in grades eight through eleven). The Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs) in grades two through eleven who either were receiving instruction in Spanish or had been enrolled in school in the United States for less than 12 months when testing began were required to take the STS in addition to taking the CST and/or CMA. School districts had the option of administering the STS to Spanish-speaking ELs who had been enrolled in school in the United States for 12 months or more and were not receiving instruction in Spanish.

Complete list of STAR test results for the entire county of Santa Clara.
Complete list of STAR test results for the entire county of San Mateo.