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Overview of the State Accountability Report Card

Information about the requirements and contents of the State Accountability Report Card (STARC).

Federal law requires each state to produce an annual report card that summarizes assessment results of students statewide and disaggregated by student groups. Information must also be included on high school graduation rates, teacher qualifications, other indicators used in each state's definition of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), and the AYP status of all schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) in the state.

The STARC contains data for the following categories:

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • Statewide AYP
  • AYP Status of LEAs and Schools
  • Participation Rate – English language arts/literacy (ELA)
  • Participation Rate – Mathematics
High School Graduation Rate
  • Graduation Rate by Student Group, All Students
Attendance Rate
  • Attendance Rate Target: 90 Percent
Program Improvement (PI)
  • PI Status of LEAs and Schools
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
  • CAASPP Assessment Results – ELA, Grades Three through Eight and Eleven
  • CAASPP Assessment Results – Mathematics, Grades Three through Eight and Eleven
  • CAASPP Assessment Results – ELA, Disaggregated by Student Group, Grades Three through Eight and Eleven
  • CAASPP Assessment Results – Mathematics, Disaggregated by Student Group, Grades Three through Eight and Eleven
  • CAASPP Science CST Results – Two-Year Trend in Student Achievement, Grades Five, Eight, and Ten
  • CAASPP Assessment Results – Science, Disaggregated by Student Group, Grades Five, Eight, and Ten
Teacher Qualifications
  • Teacher Credentials
  • Teacher Education Levels
  • Core Academic Classes Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Results
  • California NAEP Results in Reading and Mathematics by Grade Level, All Students
  • California NAEP Results in Reading by Grade Level, Disaggregated by Student Group
  • California NAEP Results in Mathematics by Grade Level, Disaggregated by Student Group
  • California NAEP Results in Reading and Mathematics by Grade Level for Students with Disabilities and/or English Language Learners
Questions: SARC TEAM | sarc@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0406 
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 22, 2016
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