CST/STAR

The California Standards Tests (CSTs) are for California public schools and are aligned to the state content standards. All students in grades two through eleven take the CSTs for the subjects listed for their grade.

These tests measure student achievement in:

  • Mathematics
  • English–language arts
  • Science
  • History-social science

Spring 2013 California Standards Test (CST) Grade Incentives

The CST/STAR exams are given in May.  The results will be mailed home to each student in August.  After reviewing the results, if your CST test scores appear to qualify for a possible grade increase then...

  • The student must contact the previous fall semester teacher in the specific subject area in which the incentive  is being offered.  The student must contact the appropriate teacher by the deadline established which will be announced at the start of the school year.
    • (If the teacher is no longer at SJHHS, students may contact the department chair.)
  • Remember, the grade incentive is not automatic and it is the student’s responsibility to see the teacher in order to receive any possible grade incentive increase—no late requests will be honored. 

Click HERE to review the 2012/2013 California Standards Test (CST) Grade Incentives

2013/2014 Timeline for Grade Incentive

The CST Grade Incentive is valid between September 30, 2013 to October 18, 2013.  The student will be responsible to provide a form to the appropriate teacher from the previous year. All forms must be submitted to the teacher within the established deadline.   If the teacher is no longer at SJHHS, the student must submit the form to the current Department Head.  All forms must be submitted to the teacher within the established deadline.  The teacher will complete the form as soon as possible and return the form directly to the Registrar no later than October 25th, 2013. 

Eligibility

Please download the 2012/2013 Grade Incentive document for specific details within each department.  Students are eligible to receive the SJHHS grade incentive if they have taken the CST exam during their enrollment and have scores reflecting the previous year's 9th, 10th, or 11th grade exams.     Students do not qualify if they have no prior CST scores from private schools or schools out of state. 

Incentive Process

The STAR/CST Grade Incentive window opens on Monday, September 30, 2013 and will remain open through Friday, October 18th, 2013.  The student will be responsible to provide a CST Grade Incentive form to the appropriate teacher from the previous year.  If that teacher is no longer at SJHHS, the student must submit the form to the current Department Head.  All forms must be submitted to the teacher within the established deadline.  Please remember, the grade incentive is not automatic and it is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher in order to receive any possible grade incentive increase—no late requests will be honored.

STAR/CST Grade Incentive Process

  1. Student reviews STAR/CST report that was mailed home in August. Student verifies their qualification for the incentive based on individual department criteria for the CST Grade Incentive.
  2. CST Grade Incentive forms will be available to students in the front office and guidance office. We also encourage students to download the forms on our STAR/CST Incentive web page at STAR/CST Grade Incentive. (Available for download on September 30th through October 18th)
  3. The student writes his/her name and circles the current grade level on the CST Grade Incentive form and attach a copy of the STAR/CST report to the CST Grade Incentive form. The student then turns the form and CST report in to their 2011-2012 teacher in each area in which they meet the criteria for the incentive.
  4. Teacher verifies CST score and approves or denies grade incentive.
  5. Teacher fills out CST Grade Incentive form for those students that qualify and submits to the Guidance office.
  6. A list will be posted on the 2nd and 4th Friday on the Guidance Office window that lists all students who have received an approved grade incentive bump. If a student’s name is not on the grade incentive list, they did not qualify for the incentive and should see the teacher for clarification.

Thank you for your help with this process and your support of our students.

Incentive Forms

The chart below shows which subjects are tested in each grade.  Please click the subject title to download the Grade Incentive Form available between September 30th to October 18th, 2013

Grade

Math 

English– Language Arts

Science   

History– Social Science

9

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10

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11

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