California Standards Test - LeConte Elementary BUSD

California Standards Test

Sample Questions & Parent Guides

Every spring, beginning in second grade, California students take tests that are part of the STAR Program. A few months later, students and their parents receive individual test results showing how the student is meeting the state’s academic standards.

Test results are used for student and school accountability purposes and are reflected in LeConte’s scores for the state’s Academic Performance Index (API) and the federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

The California Department of Education has a website with information about the California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program.  At, you can download parent guides for each grade and view real questions released from actual tests.

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