Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) has a long-standing commitment to educating the whole child. Our curriculum is designed to help students develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, ethically, aesthetically, and socially. We encourage students to become active, engaged learners and responsible citizens. At each grade level our teachers challenge students and help them achieve academic and intellectual competencies.
Each spring, students in grades 2 through 11 take a STAR test. The STAR Program looks at how well schools and students are performing. Students take tests in math, reading, writing, science, and history. Teachers and parents can use test results to improve student learning.
Click here to link the the California Department of Education website where you will find STAR test results, sample test questions, regulations, and blueprints for STAR standards-based items.
For help understanding what the numbers mean, read what Jim Cox, of JK Educational Associates, said in 2000 to help our community interpret the STAR test results.