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STAR Data Files

Repository archive entry for Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Data Files and Record Layouts in the Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) Section of the CDE Web site.

Part of Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR), which was added to Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) on August 25, 2017.

This information is for historical purposes only and it is possible that information contained here may not be current.

Research Files

About this Data

Data files are based on test results of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program.

The Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program ended on July 1, 2013. The STAR program was replaced by the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. Previous year’s STAR data, including scores from the CSTs, CMAs, and CAPA exams in mathematics and English-language arts are no longer available via online reports. However, scores from these assessments can be found in the research files. Researchers should not compare results from the STAR assessments with those from current assessments due to changes in the content being assessed.

Technical Reports

Assessment contractors are required by the California Department of Education (CDE) to submit an annual technical report documenting the development, administration, and results of each assessment program. Assessment contractors also conducted various special studies on the assessments which are also presented here.

California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) Technical Reports
California Modified Assessment (CMA) Technical Reports
California Standardized Testing Program (CST) Technical Reports
California Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) Technical Reports
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Last Reviewed: Friday, August 13, 2021
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    The research file layouts for the 2004 Standardized Testing and Reporting data.