# A STAAR is Born The TAKS to STAAR Transition

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A STAAR is Born The TAKS to STAAR Transition. North Oaks Middle School February 16, 2012. Todays burning question . . . . Mathematics Question 1. Grade level? Third grade Fourth grade Fifth grade. Which state exports the least amount of crude oil monthly? A Louisiana B Texas - PowerPoint PPT PresentationTRANSCRIPT

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A STAAR is Born

The TAKS to STAAR Transition

North Oaks Middle SchoolFebruary 16, 2012A star is born. Texas schools are beginning the transition from TAKS to STAAR, the new assessment for students in the state of Texas.1Todays burning question . . .

2Which state exports the least amount of crude oil monthly?A LouisianaB TexasC AlaskaD Pennsylvania

Mathematics Question 1Grade level?Third gradeFourth gradeFifth grade

In 1990, tuition at Britton Pre-School was $300 per pupil. According to this graph, how much money was collected in 1990?A$9000B$900C$600D$6000Mathematics Question 2Grade level?Fourth gradeFifth gradeSixth grade

What percent of the total solid waste was paper?A 33 %B 40 %C 66 %D 72 %The graph shows the types and amounts of solid waste produced in the United States in 1998.

Mathematics Question 3Grade level?Sixth gradeSeventh gradeEighth grade

When making a circle graph, at what central angle should the sponsor use for the section representing the votes for the student who finished in third place?A 54 B 72 C 90 D 126

The student council sponsor is planning to make a circle graph showing the number of votes for each of the candidates for student council president. The table below indicates the name and the vote count for each candidate.Mathematics Question 4Grade level?Ninth gradeTenth gradeEleventh grade

The student council sponsor wanted to make a graph of the results of a recent election.Mathematics Question 5If the graph of f is translated 5 units to the right and 4 units down to create a new graph, which function best represents this new graph?A g(x) = (x + 3)2 1B g(x) = (x 3)2 1C g(x) = (3 x)2 + 1D g(x) = (3 x)2 1Grade level?Twelfth gradeUndergraduateMasters

The graph of the quadratic function f is shown on the grid at right.Which state exports the least amount of crude oil monthly?A LouisianaB TexasC AlaskaD Pennsylvania

Mathematics Question 1Grade level?TABS Grade 10 (1982)

In 1990, tuition at Britton Pre-School was $300 per pupil. According to this graph, how much money was collected in 1990?A$9000B$900C$600D$6000Mathematics Question 2Grade level?TEAMS Grade 10 (1986)

What percent of the total solid waste was paper?A 33 %B 40 %C 66 %D 72 %

The graph shows the types and amounts of solid waste produced in the United States in 1998.

Mathematics Question 3Grade level?TAAS Grade 10 (1999)

When making a circle graph, at what central angle should the sponsor use for the section representing the votes for the student who finished in third place?A 54 B 72 C 90 D 126

The student council sponsor is planning to make a circle graph showing the number of votes for each of the candidates for student council president. The table below indicates the name and the vote count for each candidate.Mathematics Question 4Grade level?TAKS Grade 11 (2002)

The student council sponsor wanted to make a graph of the results of a recent election.

TAKS Grade 3 (2009)Grade Level?

Mathematics Question 5If the graph of f is translated 5 units to the right and 4 units down to create a new graph, which function best represents this new graph?A g(x) = (x + 3)2 1B g(x) = (x 3)2 1C g(x) = (3 x)2 + 1D g(x) = (3 x)2 1

The graph of the quadratic function f is shown on the grid at right.STAAR Algebra II (2012)Texas State TestingTABS

TEAMS

TAAS

TAKS

In 1984, Texas Education Agency began their state testing program with TABS the Texas Assessment of Basic Skills. Since then, the state has come a long way from basic skills to academic skills, and now with the STAAR , or the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, the test measures the readiness of students to enter college or careers.14What is STAAR?State of Texas Assessments of Academic ReadinessReplacing the TAKS programSubjects/grades testedGrades 3-8 same subjects as TAKSReading and math Grades 3 through 8Writing Grades 4 and 7Science Grades 5 and 8Social studies Grade 8

All previous Texas assessments, including TAKS, have been named by the subject and grade, for example, Math Grade 9. Only exit level TAKS scores counted toward graduation. The TAKS tests have covered material that may have been learned during the current year, or in previous years.

The new STAAR test is named like the course names of the classes at school, for example, Algebra I. No matter what grade you are in when you take Algebra I, you will take the Algebra I STAAR test near the end of the second semester in that course. All STAAR end-of-course (or EOC) tests will become a part of the score required for graduation.15What is STAAR?Subjects/grades testedHigh school New end-of-course exams (EOCs) will replace grade-level testsCourses testedEnglish Language Arts English I, English II, English IIIMath Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra IIScience Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsSocial Studies World Geography, World History, U.S. History

All previous Texas assessments, including TAKS, have been named by the subject and grade, for example, Math Grade 9. Only exit level TAKS scores counted toward graduation. The TAKS tests have covered material that may have been learned during the current year, or in previous years.

The new STAAR test is named like the course names of the classes at school, for example, Algebra I. No matter what grade you are in when you take Algebra I, you will take the Algebra I STAAR test near the end of the second semester in that course. All STAAR end-of-course (or EOC) tests will become a part of the score required for graduation.16Changes with STAAR Greater rigor, depth, complexity than TAKSFocus on readiness for success in subsequent grade levels/courses and for college and careerMore test questions at most grade levelsFour-hour time limitTwo days for writing/ELA testsHigh school EOC performance tied to grades, credits and diploma type

Hitch your wagon to a STAAR, because the STAAR test has high expectations. The questions will be more rigorous than TAKS and will require a deeper understanding of the curriculum to prepare students for college and careers. The test is now timed with a four-hour limit for each subject. English Language Arts will require a four-hour period on two separate days. Performance on the STAAR test is tied to grades and the type of diploma that may be earned.17STAAR Performance StandardsLevel I: UnsatisfactoryLevel II: SatisfactoryLevel III:AdvancedReadinessSatisfactory Performance Passing

Did not meet standardMet standardCommendedPassing standardCommended PerformanceTAKSSTAARThis chart may help to clarify the performance standards. On this bar that represents the STAAR EOC scores, three standards will be set: The Minimum Performance StandardThe Satisfactory Performance Standard, which represents passingAnd the Readiness Standard

18STAAR Performance StandardsSTAAR passing standards for grades 3-8 will not be set until Fall 2012Parents will receive raw score results (number of items correct) in May 2012Final results will be sent out in January 2013SSI requirements for grades 5 and 8 are suspended in 2012No retesting opportunities in May and JunePassing reading and math STAAR not required for promotion

19STAAR and TelescopingStudents receiving instruction in a course above their enrolled grade will take the appropriate test for the courseExampleA third-grade student enrolled in a grade 4 math course will take STAAR grade 4 math and grade 3 reading tests

20STAAR and TelescopingProposed policy: Students in middle school taking high school courses with EOCs will take both the EOC and the grade-level test in that subject ExampleAn eighth-grade student enrolled in Algebra I will take the Algebra I EOC and STAAR grade 8 math test

21Four-hour time limitStarts with You may begin and ends with Pencils down with no extra transcription timeWarnings at regular intervalsBathroom and stretch breaks are included in the four hoursLunch and breaks due to emergencies or medical conditions are not includedSome students may meet criteria for extended time (e.g. dyslexia accommodations), but may not test past the end of the school day

22Available forms

STAARGeneral education and students needing some allowable accommodationsSTAAR-Modified, STAAR-AlternateSpecial education studentsSTAAR-L ELL students needing linguistic accommodations

For courses with EOCs, students will now receive a final grade, according to state law. The law also states that performance on the EOC will count as 15% of the final grade.

23TAKS to STAAR TransitionSchool Year2011 20122012 20132013 2014 2014 2015 Grades 3-9STAARSTAARSTAARSTAARGrade 10TAKSSTAARSTAARSTAARGrade 11TAKSTAKSSTAARSTAARGrade 12TAKSTAKSTAKSSTAAR or TAKS

Students first enrolled in grade 9 in 2010-11 or earlier must meet TAKS requirements for graduationStudents first enrolled in grade 9 in 2011-12 or later must meet STAAR requirements for graduation

STAAR testing will be implemented in Grades 3-9 in the spring of 2012. This years sophomores, juniors and seniors (and repeating freshmen) will continue with the TAKS plan. Therefore, students who began with the TAKS test in ninth grade will continue to test with TAKS as their graduation requirement. Students who begin with the STAAR test this year in ninth grade will test with STAAR as their graduation requirement.24EOC Performance StandardsUnsatisfactorySatisfactoryAdvancedReadinessSatisfactory Performance PassingGrayareaMinimum Performance

STAAR EOCs will have an additional minimum performance standardEOC performance standards will be set in February 2012These standards divide the bar into four categories: Unsatisfactory The Gray Area Satisfactory and Advanced

25STAAR End-of-CourseTest scores on all EOCs will count toward graduation.A cumulative score will be determined for each subject area. A students scores in each subject area (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies) must equal or exceed a minimum cumulative score in order to be eligible to graduate.

26EOC Performance StandardsUnsatisfactorySatisfactoryAdvancedReadinessSatisfactory Performance PassingGrayareaMinimum Performance

7006001200Student must retestScore can not be used for cumulative totalStudent may retestScore can be used for cumulative totalStudent may choose to retestThese standards divide the bar into four categories: Unsatisfactory The Gray Area Satisfactory and Advanced

27Cumulative ScoresELAMathScienceSocial StudiesEnglish I800 Algebra I Biology World Geography

English II750Geometry Chemistry World History

English III850Algebra II Physics U. S. History

Cumulative Score2400Minimum cumulative score = 700 x 3 = 2100Take a look at the four core subjects and which courses have STAAR End Of Course tests.

28Cumulative ScoresELAMathScienceSocial StudiesEnglish I800 Algebra I680Biology

World Geography

English II750Geometry720Chemistry

World History

English III850Algebra II700Physics

U. S. History

Cumulative Score24002100Minimum cumulative score = 700 x 3 = 2100Take a look at the four core subjects and which courses have STAAR End Of Course tests.

29Cumulative ScoresELAMathScienceSocial StudiesEnglish I800 Algebra I680Biology750World Geography

English II750Geometry720Chemistry700World History

English III850Algebra II700Physics500U. S. History

Cumulative Score240021001950Minimum cumulative score = 700 x 3 = 2100Retest = 700New total = 2150Take a look at the four core subjects and which courses have STAAR End Of Course tests.

30EOC and course grades

New lawPerformance on the EOC will account for 15% of the final gradeStudents cannot get credit if final grade is less than 70District planDetermine semester average as per existing guidelinesSemester average = 2/7 (SW1) + 2/7 (SW2) + 2/7 (SW3) + 1/7 (Exam)GPA will be based on semester averageA final semester grade will be calculated based on the semester average and the EOC exam Final semester grade = 85% (semester average) + 15% (EOC)Course credit will be based on the final semester gradeFor courses with EOCs, students will now receive a final grade, according to state law. The law also states that performance on the EOC will count as 15% of the final grade.

31EOC and course grades

Level I: UnsatisfactoryLevel II: SatisfactoryLevel III:AdvancedConverting an EOC score into a grade6990100This conversion scheme will allow any student with a passing average to retain credit (wont lose credit due to EOC score) and may allow other students to recover credit if they have a failing average of at least 65.For courses with EOCs, students will now receive a final grade, according to state law. The law also states that performance on the EOC will count as 15% of the final grade.

32EOC grade requirements

Due to the May testing window for EOCs, test results will not be available until JuneFinal grades will likely be delayed for courses tested with EOCsFor courses with EOCs, students will now receive a final grade, according to state law. The law also states that performance on the EOC will count as 15% of the final grade.

33STAAR Recap

STAAR means increased rigor, depth, and complexityGrades 3-8 test in same subjects as TAKSSeveral changes to test administration proceduresHigh school grade-level tests replaced by EOCsEOC testing for graduation begins THIS YEAR for students in grade 9 and lowerGrades, credits and graduation plans will be affected by EOC scores

For courses with EOCs, students will now receive a final grade, according to state law. The law also states that performance on the EOC will count as 15% of the final grade.

34Need more information?Texas Education Agency www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar

Birdville ISD Accountability Department 817-547-5891 www.birdvilleschools.net/accountability

Please feel free to call the Birdville ISD Accountability Department if you have additional questions.

Or check the websites for Birdville ISD and the Texas Education Agency.

35Questions?

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