Important News -- On October 2, 2013 the state of California approved Assembly Bill 484 eliminating most of the STAR Testing program. This will relieve the pressure on students and teachers to prepare for two different exams. See the attachment below to read more about 484. The decision will ease the transition to the Common Core State Standards. For 2013-2014, 20% of 9th and 10th graders will be taking the new assessments of the common core. All 10th graders will still take the Exit Exam and the Life Science CST. California schools will not be generating a new API for the next two years.For details about the new testing program, please check the Common Core section under Academics.