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Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)

Each spring, students in grades two through eleven take a STAR test. The 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 about the STAR Program, contact your local school district.
  • The STAR - CalEdFacts page provides a more detailed overview of the program.
  • The links and information below were developed for educators and others who are directly involved with the STAR Program.

Rescheduled Release of the 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program Results (PDF)

Important Message from Deputy Superintendent Deborah V.H. Sigman Regarding Security of Assessments (PDF)

Program Updates and Notes

Test Results Reporting Site
STAR 2013 results are now available. (Updated 8-Aug-2013)

Sample STAR Test Questions for Parents and Teachers External link opens in new window or tab.
New searchable Web site featuring questions from the California Standards Tests; includes questions from each grade level, information about levels of performance, and grade-level parent guides.

2013 STAR Annual Report to the Legislature (DOC)

Testing Variations, Accommodations, and Modifications

Program Resources

Copyright permission, performance level tables, reference sheets, California Standards Tests blueprints, writing guides, released test questions, information and assistance packets, and technical reports.

CAPA Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)

California Modified Assessment (CMA)

Administrative Documents
STAR regulations, apportionment, and Items and Estimated Time Charts.

California Reading List (CRL)

Assembly Bill 484 (Bonilla) repealed California Education Code, Section 60643.1, which required the California Reading List, as a result the CRL was taken offline on December 31, 2013. As an alternate resource, please see the Recommended Literature: Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve List.

CDE Calendars
Testing dates, fiscal deadlines, and scheduled conferences.

Pre-Identification and Data Editing and Reporting Services for Statewide Assessments
Describes Pre-ID services through the test vendor.

Golden State Seal Merit Diploma
Qualifications and request forms.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
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