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1 Welcome Parents! Freshmen & Sophomore Parent Meeting Nov. 5 & 8, :00 PM HOME of the BOYD YELLOWJACKETS

2 Agenda: STAAR EOC testing Graduation requirements & STAAR Questions??? HOME OF BOYD YELLOWJACKETS

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4 Why is there a new assessment? The new assessment will focus on increasing postsecondary readiness of graduating high school students and help to ensure that Texas students are competitive with other students both nationally and internationally. 8

5 STAAR vs. TAKS - More rigorous than TAKS with greater emphasis on alignment to college and career readiness - Change from grade-based to course-based. - 4 hour time limit. - 2 day testing for English I, II & III. 8

6 Previous TAKS Question Botanists cross a heterozygous (Pp) plant having purple flowers with a homozygous (pp) plant having white flowers. About what percentage of the offspring will have purple flowers? a. 0% b. 25% c. 50% d. 75% 8

7 Previous TAKS Question Which of the following terms best describes the eating habits of most humans? a. Insectivorous b. Herbivorous c. Carnivorous d. Omnivorous 8

8 Released STAAR Question Loriciferans are microscopic multicellular animals that live in various marine sediments. Scientists have discovered genera of Loriciferans in a deep-sea habitat that lacks oxygen. Before this discovery, some prokaryotes and some unicellular eukaryotes were known to inhabit anaerobic environments. Scientists determined that organisms of the genus Spinoloricus Were eukaryotes and not prokaryotes because Spinoloricus Cells have – a.Flagella b.hereditary material c.cell walls d.nuclear membranes 8

9 Released STAAR Question Methanogens, thermophiles, and halophiles are some of the most primitive life-forms found on Earth and thrive in very harsh environments. These unicellular, prokaryotic organisms most likely belong to which of the following kingdoms? A Fungi B Eubacteria C Protista D Archaebacteria 8

10 11 English I, English II, English III Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Biology, Chemistry, Physics World Geography, World History, U.S. History Starts in school year with students entering 9 th grade

11 English English I English II English III Math Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Science Biology Chemistry Physics Social Studies World Geography World History U.S. History 58

12 For the general STAAR assessments, STAAR Modified, and linguistically accommodated forms of STAAR, the labels for the performance categories are: Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance Level III: Advanced Academic Performance 38

13 MINIMUM SCORE PERFORMANCE Level III Advanced Academic Performance Level II Satisfactory Academic Performance Level l Unsatisfactory Academic Performance 72

14 The EOC will be calculated as 15% of the final grade for each course. In order to minimize the impact of the EOC on a students final grade in a course, the district will use the following grade based on the level of student performance for each EOC: Level I:68 Level II: 90 Level III:100 38

15 Examples: Sem 1 + Sem 2 =85% EOC =15% ______ 100% of course grade Sem 1 Sem 2 EOC Final Grade or 70Level Level or 75Level 3 38

16 STAAR Test Dates for December re-test for Reading & Writing: English I & III Writing : Dec. 3 English I & III Reading : Dec. 4 English II Writing: Dec. 5 English II Reading : Dec. 6 STAAR EOC re-test: Alg I, Geometry, Alg II Biology, Chemistry, Physics W. Geo, W. Hist., US Hist. December 3-14, 2012 STAAR EOC re-test: Alg I, Geometry, Alg II Biology, Chemistry, Physics W. Geo, W. Hist., US Hist. December 3-14, 2012 December re-test for Reading & Writing: English I & III Writing : Dec. 3 English I & III Reading : Dec. 4 English II Writing: Dec. 5 English II Reading : Dec. 6

17 STAAR Test Dates for Spring STAAR EOC testing English I & III Writing : April 1 English I & III Reading : April 2 English II Writing: April 3 English II Reading : April 4 Alg I, Geometry, Alg II Biology, Chemistry, Physics W. Geo, W. Hist., US Hist. Assessment Window: May 6-17, 2012 Alg I, Geometry, Alg II Biology, Chemistry, Physics W. Geo, W. Hist., US Hist. Assessment Window: May 6-17, 2013 Spring STAAR EOC testing English I & III Writing : April 1 English I & III Reading : April 2 English II Writing: April 3 English II Reading : April 4

18 Boyd ISD will provide accelerated instruction to each student who fails to perform satisfactorily on the assessment. 76 Summer STAAR EOC retesting: English I & III Writing- July 8 English I & III Reading- July 9 English II Writing- July 10 English II Reading- July 11 All other STAAR EOC summer retest: assessment window- July 8- 19

19 If a student retakes an EOC assessment, the District will include the retake score as 15% of the final course grade only if the retake score allows a student to gain credit for the course. After a student earns credit for the course, subsequent retakes will not be included in the calculation of the final course grade.

20 STAAR/TAKS tutorials presently occurring: Monday: am/pm- Math, Science, SS Tuesday: am/pm- Math, Science, English Wednesday: am/pm- Math, English, SS Thursday: am/pm- Science, English, SS Before school: 7:30-7:55 am After school: 3:35-4:00 pm

21 Graduation Plans & STAAR Testing: For graduation purposes students are required to achieve a cumulative score that is at least equal to the product of the number of STAAR EOC assessments required in a content area and the scale score that indicates Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance. A students cumulative score is determined using the students highest score on each STAAR EOC assessment that student is required to take for graduation purposes.

22 Minimum Plan: 22 credits EOC Required tests- English I, II, III Reading & Writing Algebra I Geometry Biology US History Either World History or World Geography Student must take STAAR EOC assessments only for courses in which they are enrolled in and an EOC is offered. Only courses specifically listed on MHSP are required to count towards cumulative score.

23 Recommended Plan: 26 credits EOC Required tests- English I, II, III Reading & Writing Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Biology, Chemistry, Physics World Geography, World History, US History Student must take all 15 STAAR EOC assessments In addition to cumulative score requirements, student must meet or exceed the Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance standards for the STAAR English III Reading, Writing, & Algebra II assessments.

24 Distinguished Plan: 26 credits EOC Required tests- English I, II, III Reading & Writing Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Biology, Chemistry, Physics World Geography, World History, US History Student must take all 15 STAAR EOC assessments In addition to cumulative score requirements, student must meet or exceed the Level III: Advanced Academic Performance standards for STAAR Eng. III Reading, Writing, & Algebra II assessments.

25 Graduation Plans & STAAR Testing: * Please note that because the STAAR EOC performance standards will be phased in, the assessment-related graduation requirements differ based on the school year in which students take their initial STAAR EOC assessment in a content area.

26 Graduation Plans & STAAR Testing: * For more information in regards to STAAR EOC testing, or graduation requirements please visit the following website: / * There are also brochures and other information available at the back!

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