The Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program ended on July 1, 2013. The STAR program was replaced by the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System . STAR test results and CAASPP results cannot be reliably compared because CAASPP evaluates new standards that emphasize analytical thinking, problem solving and communications skills. But easy-to-understand STAR summary reports are available at the State-level , District-level , and School-level on the Ed-Data Web site. The news release from 2013 and research files are also available.
Reports use features such as tables, graphics, images, voice, or specialized vocabulary in order to persuade that specific audience to undertake an action. One of the most common formats for presenting reports is IMRAD : Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. This structure is standard for the genre because it mirrors the traditional publication of scientific research and summons the ethos and credibility of that discipline. Reports are not required to follow this pattern, and may use alternative patterns like the problem-solution format.