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Overview of the State Accountability Report Card

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

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 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 districts in the state.

The State Accountability Report Card contains data for the following categories:

Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR) Results
  • Two-year Trend in Student Achievement – English-Language Arts (ELA), Grades Two through Eight
  • Two-year Trend in Student Achievement – Mathematics, Grades Two through Eight
  • Two-year Trend in Student Achievement – Science, Grades Five, Eight, and Ten
  • Disaggregated by Student Groups – ELA, Grades Two through Eight
  • Disaggregated by Student Groups – Mathematics, Grades Two through Eight
  • Disaggregated by Student Groups – Science, Grades Five, Eight, and Ten
California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) Results
  • Two-year Trend in Student Achievement – English-Language Arts (ELA), Grade Ten
  • Two-year Trend in Student Achievement – Mathematics, Grade Ten
  • Disaggregated by Student Groups – ELA, Grade Ten
  • Disaggregated by Student Groups – Mathematics, Grade Ten
Academic Performance Index (API)
  • Statewide API
High School Graduation Rate
  • Graduation Rate by Student Groups, All Students
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • Statewide AYP
  • AYP Status of LEAs and Schools
  • Participation Rate – ELA
  • Participation Rate – Mathematics
  • Percent Proficient – Annual Measurable Objectives – ELA
  • Percent Proficient – Annual Measurable Objectives – Mathematics
Program Improvement (PI)
  • PI Status of LEAs and Schools
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 Groups
  • California NAEP Results in Mathematics by Grade Level, Disaggregated by Student Groups
  • 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: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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