State Testing Information

STAR Testing Program
- Part of the State of California's Statewide testing program, STAR has two components: The  CAT 6 assesses how well California students are achieving academically compared to a national sample of students tested in the same grade at the same time of the school year. The purpose of the California Standards Tests is to determine how well students are learning the skills and knowledge required by the California Content Standards for each grade or course.


The Academic Performance Index (API) measures the academic performance and growth of schools. It is a numeric scale that ranges from a low of 200 to a high of 1000. A school's score is an indicator of a school's performance level. Currently the state has set the target for all schools to be 800.