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- Annually, the students here at Lemon Grove Academy must take the STAR
test or CST. Standardized testing serves a variety of purposes. These
tests are designed to evaluate how well students demonstrate mastery of
the specified content and provides information about the academic
knowledge and skills of the students tested. The power of standardized
testing lies in the fact that students take the test under comparable
conditions and that the tests are scored in a comparable manner.
Therefore, the student scores can be compared either to each other or to
the achievement of curricular objectives or standards. These are know
as criterion-reference tests.
criterion-referenced test is used to determine how well students have
learned specific information th ey have been taught. To assess specfic
curricular or instructional objectives, items need to be developed that
are aligned to specific content and/or academic standards.
California, the California Standards Test (CSTs) are considered
criterion-referenced tests. The California academic standards are the
basis for these tests. Results are reported according to performance
levels that show a student's achievement of t he standards. The
standards can be accessed at the California Department of Education's
Website under the Curriculum and Instruction
Released test questions can be obtained at the California Department of Education's Website under the Testing and Accountability
link for all grade levels.