Danville Express

Newsfront - August 24, 2007

Students STAR in standardized testing

Students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District continue to perform well in all subjects and grades, according to results of the 2007 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program.

More than 75 percent of students at every grade level except one scored at the "proficient or advanced" level in English/language arts on the California Standards Tests (CST). At the elementary level, grades 2-5, which is before students take "course-specific" math, at least 81 percent of students at every grade level scored "proficient or advanced" in mathematics.

"With over 25,000 students to educate, this district continues to be a wonderful success story," said Marianne Splenda, district Coordinator of Assessment.

This marks the 10th year in which San Ramon Valley students in grades 2-11 participated in California's STAR testing program. In grades 2 through 8, students were tested in reading, language, spelling and mathematics. In grades 9 through 11, the test included reading, language, mathematics, history-social science, and science.

Results are posted on the California Department of Education Web site at star.cde.ca.gov. Parents received individual student test results earlier this month.

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