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Information About The Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Tests



State Testing Information for California
Portions of the following material were taken from the California Department of Education website. Please see our links and source sections at the bottom of the page for more details and references.

General Description of the Tests
Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) consists of four key components:

  • California Standards Tests (CSTs)
  • California Modified Assessment (CMA)
  • California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)
  • Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS)


Assessment Information

California Standards Tests (CSTs)

  • For all students unless they have an individualized education program that indicates assessment with the CAPA or CMA
  • Grades: 2-11

  • - Grades 2-11: English-Language Arts, Mathematics
    - Grade 7: Writing
    - Grades 8-11: History-Social Science
    - Grades 5, 8-11: Science

California Achievement Tests, Sixth Edition (CAT/6 Survey)
  • No longer administered (per Budget Act of 2008)

California Modified Assessment (CMA)
  • For students whose individualized education program indicates assessment with the CMA
  • Grades: 3-11

  • - Grades 3-9: English-Language Arts
    - Grades 7-11: Algebra
    - Grades 3-7: Mathematics
    - Grade 7: Writing
    - Grades 5, 8, 10: Science

California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)
  • For students with significant cognitive disabilities who are unable to take the CSTs even with accommodations or modifications and whose individualized education program indicates assessment with the CAPA
  • Grades: 2-11

  • - Grades 2-11: English-Language Arts, Mathematics
    - Grades 5, 8, 10: Science

Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS)
  • For spanish-speaking English learners who either receive instruction in their primary language or have been enrolled in a school in the United States less than 12 months
  • Grades: 2-11
  • Subjects: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
  • Grades: 4, 8, and 12
  • Subjects: U.S. History, Civics, Geography, Writing, and Mathematics
  • Also known as the Nation's Report Card
  • The largest nationally representative assessment of what America’s students know and can do in a variety of subjects



Testing Schedule
2012-2013 Student Testing Dates

Testing Results
Prior Year Testing Results



Source:
California Department of Education

Source Accessed Date:
August 31, 2012



Links
California Testing
Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
California Assessment System
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)


 
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