This week began the final round of California’s standardized test, STAR, administered to every second- through eleventh-grade public school student in the district.

**Calendar**

- Round 1: March 1 and 2
- Round 2: April 7 through 22
- Round 3: April 26 through May 5

**Additional Resources**

- You can see more sample questions from each grade level here.
- Click here for samples of the science reference sheets found in each test booklet. Samples include chemistry, physics, integrated science and fifth- and eighth-grade science.
- For help understanding test scores, click here.
- PDFs with test questions for each grade level, from tests given from 2003 to 2008, can be downloaded here.

*Related*

100% baby

LOL, I missed one! And couldn’t figure it out even after I had the answer. lc

Missed 1 – the algebra question, never was good with Math

Well I missed one…it was the math equation…

I’ve ALWAYS hated math because I was never good at it…still holds true today!

Not bad for 53!

Missed one… Doggone agricultural revolution.

Low-G accelerometer can’t be used to plot velocity and change in position? Really? And isn’t an accelerometer just a type of motion sensor?

No, because an accelerometer measures weight/unit-mass, not velocity changes. Any random mass lying motionless on the ground will still show a reading on an accelerometer since it has a weight, even though its velocity isn’t changing. If you took physics, you may recall that velocity is the time-derivative (rate of change) of position, and that acceleration is the time-derivative of velocity. Thus, a non-zero, constant reading on an accelerometer (were you to use it to extrapolate position), would result in a plot showing you that the object was moving in a parabola, as opposed to being stationary.

I get what you’re saying, but couldn’t you account for the gravitational acceleration with simple vector subtraction?

One stressed out teacher plus 32 hyper students after a STAR assessment equals HATRED of standardized tests!

100% – Wow! My 11th Grader will be so disappointed!

sigh, missed 2.