• STAR Testing Program


    Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

    Corona-Norco Unified School District

    Spring 2012

    Dear Parent or Guardian:

    As required by California law, the Corona-Norco Unified School District will be participating in California’s Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) testing program this spring. The results of STAR tests are used to (1) provide parents and guardians with objective information on how well their child is progressing toward learning essential academic content areas and skills, (2) assist teachers in planning their instructional programs, and (3) provide the public with school, district, and state grade level comparisons. 

    The STAR program consists of three tests: (1) California Standards Tests, (2) California Modified Assessments, and (3) California Alternate Assessments. Most students enrolled in grades 2 through 11 will take the California Standards Tests in English-language arts (grades 2-11), mathematics (grades 2-11), social studies (grades 8, 10-11), and science (grades 5, 8, 9-11). In addition, students in grades four and seven will be asked to write a short essay. Eligible Special Education students will take the California Modified Assessments (grades 3-11) or California Alternate Assessments (grades 2-11) instead.

    If you would like to learn more about the STAR program and to review sample STAR questions, please go to http://starsamplequestions.org/. Additional STAR information is available at the California Department of Education’s web site: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/.

    Parents and guardians will receive individual test results for their children in late summer. The California State Board of Education is scheduled to release school, school district, county, and state scores in August, 2012.

    Students at Ben Franklin Elementary School are scheduled to take the STAR tests from April 16th to April 27th.   There are things that you can do to help your child do his or her best on the STAR tests.

                1.         Have your child get plenty of rest the nights before testing.

                2.         Make sure your child eats a good breakfast the days of testing. 

                3.         Encourage your child to do their best while taking the test.


    If you have any questions concerning STAR testing, please contact me at (951) 739-5645.


    Charla Capps, Principal
    Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

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