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1 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Parent & Student Information January 17,

2 Presentation Contents What is STAAR? STAAR vs. TAKS STAAR Assessment Structure Student Success Initiative (SSI) Non EOC/ EOC Performance Levels & Cut Scores STAAR Standard Setting TISD Average Percent Score Correct Temple ISD Strategies for Student Success Resources Available 2

3 What is STAAR? The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) are new assessments that will focus on increasing college readiness of high school students and help to ensure that Texas students are competitive with other students both nationally and internationally. 3

4 College readiness means the level of preparation a student must attain in English language arts and mathematics courses to enroll and succeed, without remediation, in an entry level general education course for credit in that same content area for a baccalaureate degree or associate degree program. (HB 3, Section a) 4

5 More rigorous Contains more test questions Time limit Course specific (EOC) 5

6 What does rigor mean? Questions will be more complex and require multi step solutions Higher order thinking skills (analysis, synthesis) will be assessed on multiple questions 6

7 Grade TAKS STAAR TAKS STAAR TAKS STAAR TAKS STAAR TAKS STAAR MC 28 MC Wr Prompt 2 Comps MC 40 MC Wr Prompt 2 Comps Reading Math Writing Science Social Studies 68 MC 33 MC 2 Short Ans. 3 Short Ans. 2 Comps 52 Alg. I 54 Embedded in ELA Test Biol 54 WGEO 68 ELA Math Writing Science Social Studies MC 68 MC 3 Short Ans. 2 Short Ans. 1 Writing Pr 2 Comps 48 MC 68 MC 3 Short Ans. 2 Short Ans. 1 Writing Pr 2 Comps Geom 52 Alg. II 50 Embedded in ELA Test Chem 52 Phys WHST 68 USHT 68 Number of Items on Test: STAAR vs. TAKS 7

8 Four-hour time limit STAAR EOC assessment score will count 15% of final course grade (can now defer implementation of 15% for 1 year) 8

9 Grades 3 8 Reading Gr. 3 8 Math Gr. 3 8 Writing Gr. 4 & 7 Science Gr. 5 & 8 Soc. Studies Gr. 8 Students enrolled in 9 th grade beginning in High School English Math Science Soc. Studies EOC courses English I offered English at II Middle English Schools III Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Biology Chemistry Physics World Geo. World Hist. U.S. History The high school level STAAR tests are COURSE tests, NOT grade level tests. 9

10 Student Success Initiative: 8 th grade Performance standards will be set in January Reports with performance standards applied should be released prior to retest opportunity for students May 14 th and 15 th will be the first opportunity for 8 th graders to retest. Summer school and additional retesting will be available in June

11 Non EOC Performance Levels & Cut Scores PERFORMANCE Below Minimum Score Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance Proficient Score Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance College Readiness Score Level III: Advanced Academic Performance For grades 3 8, cut scores will be released in January of

12 Minimum Score must be met Does Not Count Below Minimum Counts Toward Cumulative Score Minimum Score or Higher Below Minimum Score Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance MINIMUM SCORE Proficient Score Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance College Readiness Score Level III: Advanced Academic Performance 12

13 Student Taking Non EOC Tested Course Example: 8 th Grade Student in Math Grade Student Grade Math + Grade Reading Grade Science Grade Social Studies 13

14 Student Taking EOC Tested Course Example: 8 th Grade Student in Algebra I Grade Student Algebra I EOC + Grade Reading Grade Science Grade Social Studies 14

15 STAAR Standard Setting STAAR Performance Standards for Grades 6 8: Performance Standards Have Not Been Set Raw Score Information was Provided Last Year First Reports with Performance Standards Applied will be Available this Spring 15

16 TISD Average Percent Correct STAAR for Grades 6 8: Reading 62% Correct Math 48% Correct Writing 54% Correct Science 54% Correct Social Studies 47% Correct 16

17 How is Temple ISD Preparing Our Students? 17

18 Changes to Curriculum and Instruction CSCOPE Reorganization of Curriculum and Instruction Professional Learning Communities Work Resource Alignment Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies State of the Art RtI Process Academic Vocabulary Focus to Build Background Knowledge Training on Research Based Instructional Strategies Mentor Program for New Teachers 18

19 English Language Arts Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies Reading Elective for 6 th grade students Upgrades to Read 180, Istation, and Successmaker Measuring Up Writing with Power Rigorous Formative Assessments Imagine Learning (ELL) 19

20 Math Think Through Math TEKSING TOWARD STAAR TxAIR Extra Time In Math Courses for Guided and Independent Instruction Upgrades to Successmaker Mentoring Minds Critical Thinking Materials TI Inspire Math Forward Help Math (ELL) Rigorous Formative Assessments 20

21 Science and Social Studies Science Starters TxAir TI Inspire Science Mastering the TEKS in 8 th grade Social Studies Upgrades to Study Island Rigorous Formative Assessments 21

22 To Get to Texas Education Agency Linked Resources General information Accommodations mmodations/staar telpas/ 22

23 TEA GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS HANDOUT 23

24 24

25 STAAR Frequently Asked Questions... Student Portal Available 75 Frequently Asked Questions 25

26 STAAR Accomodations 26

27 To Get to Temple ISD Linked Resources Go to: Click on: Departments Secondary Curriculum and Instruction Parent Resources 27

28 STAAR Resources 28

29 STAAR Resources 29

30 STAAR Resources 30

31 31

32 8 th Reading Released STAAR Question 32

33 8 th Reading Released STAAR Question 33

34 8 th Reading Released STAAR Question 15 Sample Questions from TEA 34

35 8 th Math Released STAAR Question 14 Sample Questions from TEA 35

36 8 th Science Released STAAR Question 12 Sample Questions from TEA 36

37 8 th Social Studies Released STAAR Question 14 Sample Questions from TEA 37

38 For Additional Information Director of Secondary Education: Lisa Adams Director of Assessment and Accountability: Dr. Lisa Diserens Temple ISD website Texas Education Agency website: CSCOPE 38

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