BUSD Results on Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program Continue to Improve

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The Standardized Testing and Reporting program (STAR) is part of the state accountability system. Each year students take exams in English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and end-of-course exams. High school end-of-course exams include mathematics, science, and social science. The Burbank Unified School District (BUSD) is pleased to announce steady growth in the number of students who performed at the proficient and advanced levels on the STAR program for 2012.

At the elementary level, Burbank schools showed improvement in both English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics in every grade except for 2nd grade mathematics. At the secondary level, all middle and high schools showed gains in ELA and in grade level mathematics for grades six and seven. The secondary schools also showed small gains in end-of-course California Standards Tests (CSTs) for algebra I, geometry and algebra II. End-of-course exams in science showed improvement in 5th grade, 8th grade, and 10th grade, and in earth science, biology, and chemistry. Social science posted gains in 8th grade and world history. The charts below show the District gains in the percentage of students who performed at advanced or proficient level for ELA and mathematics from 2010-2012.

Percentage of BUSD Students Advanced or Proficient in English Language Arts from 2010-2012

 

Grade

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2

Grade

3

Grade

4

Grade

5

Grade

6

Grade

7

Grade

8

Grade

9

Grade

10

Grade

11

BUSD 2010

62

52

74

73

66

62

68

67

59

54

BUSD 2011

63

56

75

71

68

68

65

73

58

56

BUSD 2012

66

60

81

75

69

74

70

73

65

56

State 2012

58

48

67

62

60

62

60

57

51

48

 

Percentage of BUSD Students Advanced or Proficient in Mathematics from 2010-2012

 

Grade

2

Grade

3

Grade

4

Grade

5

Grade

6

Grade

7

Alg 1

Geo

 

Alg 2

HS

Math

BUSD 2010

66

70

77

69

61

60

37

34

59

64

BUSD 2011

72

75

79

71

62

57

42

34

39

63

BUSD 2012

65

78

81

74

66

63

45

40

42

58

State 2012

64

70

71

65

54

52

35

32

34

54

 

Sharon Cuseo, Director of Instruction and Accountability, summed up the results by saying, “To continue to show growth in all content areas and at all levels is an outstanding accomplishment for the District.”