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California school district to discuss STAR testing preparation with parents

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012 16:15 PM

As winter draws to a close, schools throughout California are preparing to participate in the California STAR Testing Program. According to the state’s Department of Education, students in grades two through eleven take the California Standards Tests, California Modified Assessment, California Alternate Performance Assessment and Standards-based Tests in Spanish every spring.

With the STAR tests fast approaching, many parents are wondering how they can help their children perform better on these assessments. To address this and other questions, the Vallejo City Unified District plans to hold a forum for parents on March 10, the Vallejo Times Herald reported.

Ramona Bishop, District superintendent, made the decision to organize the forum after receiving a number of questions from parents related to the STAR tests, as well as other educational topics, according to the news source. 

Making sure that students graduate is among the District’s goals. As a result, college counselors will be on hand at the forum to speak to parents about the opportunities that await students after they complete their studies.

The forum will be held at Jesse Bethel High School, with registration set to begin at 8:30 a.m.