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Students at South Bay will participate again this spring in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The STAR Program is an important part of the California assessment system.
The purpose of the STAR Program is to measure how well students are learning the knowledge and skills identified in California’s content standards. The content standards describe what students in each grade should know and be able to do in English–language arts, mathematics, history–social science, and science.
All students in grades two through eleven participate in the STAR Program each year. Most students take the California Standards Tests (CSTs). Eligible special education students in grades three through eight with disabilities that prevent them from achieving grade-level standards on the CSTs, with or without accommodations, may take the California Modified Assessment (CMA). Students with significant cognitive disabilities, who are unable to take the CSTs even with accommodations or modifications, take the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA). The CSTs, CMA, and CAPA are given in English only.
In addition to taking the STAR Program tests that are given in English, eligible students who are Spanish-speaking English learners must take the Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS). The STS series, administered in Spanish, is the designated primary language test (DPLT) that is a part of the STAR Program. State law (Education Code Section 60640) requires all Spanish-speaking English learners to take the STS in addition to the tests in the STAR Program that are administered in English if:
n They receive instruction in Spanish (regardless of how long they have been in school in the
n They have been enrolled in a school in the
Last Modified on February 14, 2012