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52 BUSD students recognized for perfect STAR score
BARSTOW • Barstow Unified School District students who received a perfect score in any subject during Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) examinations last school year were recognized Tuesday.
A total of 52 students between nine BUSD schools were given certificates for their achievement — obtaining a score of 600 in any of multiple subjects they were tested in this past April.
Elementary students were tested in math, English language arts and science. Middle school students were tested in math and science. High school students were tested in world history and science.
“They worked hard,” said Theresa Gonzales, BUSD Director of Instructional Support Services. “With the support of their teachers and parents, they achieved this high standard. It really is a high achievement to get a perfect score on their CST.”
CST stands for California Standards Tests and is what essentially drives the STAR program. The test is designed as a benchmark for student and school performance.
The certificates were presented to students by their school’s principal inside the Staff Development Center at BUSD headquarters prior to Tuesday’s regular school board meeting.
Skyline North Elementary led the way with 11 students scoring perfectly in a subject. Barstow Junior High and Henderson Elementary were tied with nine. Cameron Elementary had eight; Hinkley School had six; Barstow High and Lenwood Elementary had three each; Montara Elementary had two; and Thomson Elementary had one.
Shea Johnson may be reached at (760) 256-4126 or at SJohnson@DesertDispatch.com.