Long Beach, area schools show gains in STAR tests
Students in the Long Beach Unified School District and other area school districts showed steady gains this year in math, English and other subjects, according to state standardized test results released Friday.
The annual Standardized Testing and Reporting program, known as STAR, is a set of state tests that measure student performance in English, math, science and history. The results are used to determine whether schools can meet academic performance standards set by the state accountability system and the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Each student is grouped into one of five levels based on performance: advanced, proficient, basic, below basic and far below basic. The state's goal is to have every student perform at the proficient or advanced level.(more)