The Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) tests are given each spring to all students in California in grades 2-11, as required by law. The Content Standards Tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics are aligned to the California State Standards and measure what is expected for California students to be able to do and to understand. The publisher reports the results in the following five levels of performance: Advanced, Proficient, Basic, Below Basic, and Far Below Basic. Students performing at Proficient or Advanced are considered to be meeting or exceeding state expectations. Students performing at the Basic level are close to approaching the state expectations. Students performing at Below Basic or Far Below Basic are not meeting state expectations.
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