STAR test results delayed by state |

STAR test results delayed by state

SACRAMENTO – State education officials announced Tuesday they will push back the release of statewide student test scores by two weeks.

The Standardized Testing and Reporting exam, or STAR, test results are now set to be released on Aug. 29. The STAR test is taken by public school students in second through 11th grades.

The state Department of Education decided to delay the release because the Los Angeles Unified School District turned in about 250,000 STAR tests late.

The late tests account for nearly 5 percent of the state’s total student enrollment, which is ”enough to affect the aggregate statewide results of student achievement,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin.

Eastin said she was disappointed with the school district’s failure to turn in the tests on time, but said the matter has been investigated to make sure security procedures were not compromised.

Test results trickled in to Nevada County school superintendents last week, who in turn mailed the results to parents, often with a letter explaining the results.

Statewide results – and where Nevada County falls among the 58 counties – will be available at

– Grace Karpa contributed to this story

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