Teaching and Learning
Testing and Assessment
- Measuring Success
STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)
- California Standards Test (CST)
Each spring, students in grades two through eleven take a STAR test. The Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR) Program looks at how well schools and students are performing. Students take tests in math, reading, writing, science, and history. Teachers and parents can use test results to improve student learning.
The STAR Program includes four tests: the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment, the California Alternate Performance Assessment, and the Standards-based Tests in Spanish. For more information, please visit the California Department of Education website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/
CST scores are used for calculating each school’s Academic Performance Index (API) and adequate yearly progress (AYP). Information about the API and AYP is posted at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ap/
Accountability Progress Reporting (APR)
Reports both the state Academic Performance Index (API), and the federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Program Improvement (PI).
STAR 2012 Results School, District, County, Statewide Results
CA Reading List - assists parents and students in selecting books written at a level of difficulty that corresponds with the student's score on the English-Language Arts Standards portion of the STAR testing program.
CAHSEE (CA High School Exit Examinations)
All students in California public schools are required to pass the CAHSEE exam to receive a high school diploma, unless exempted by state law. The test consists of two separate parts: An English/ Language Arts portion and a Mathematics portion. Students have to pass both parts of the test to receive a diploma. Once either portion is passed, it never has to be retaken.
CAHSEE HOME PAGE (CDE.CA.GOV)
Information for the CELDT, a required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is other than English.
Includes information regarding the physical fitness test required to be administered to students in grades 5, 7, and 9.