4STAAR is actually a college level test. MYTH or TRUTH?STAAR is actually a college level test.Busted!
5STAARSTAAR is more rigorous than TAKS, but content is 100% tied to the required curriculum with an emphasis on alignment to college and career readiness
6STATE OF TEXAS ASSESSMENTS OF ACADEMIC READINESS (STAAR) More rigorous than TAKS; greater emphasis on alignment to college and career readinessGrades 3−8 tests are in same grades and subjects as TAKS
7STATE OF TEXAS ASSESSMENTS OF ACADEMIC READINESS (STAAR) High school - twelve end-of-course (EOC) assessments in the four foundation content areas replace the current high school TAKS tests*English I, *English II, **English III*Algebra I, *Geometry, Algebra II*Biology, Chemistry, Physics*World Geography, *World History, **U.S. History*Current Modified Versions**Phase in Modified Versions
8Truth!STAARMYTH or TRUTH? Beginning in the EOC assessment score will count as 15% of a student’s final grade in the course.Truth!
9Busted! STAAR Myth or Truth? Districts are required to count STAAR Modified / STAAR Alternate EOC assessment scores as 15% of a student’s final course grade.Busted!
10Grading RequirementsBeginning with the school year, the EOC score will count 15% of the student’s final grade in the course.There is no corresponding requirement for students taking a modified or alternate assessment, so districts are not required to count STAAR Modified or STAAR Alternate EOC assessment scores as 15% of a student’s final course grade.Course credit, including first semester, will not be awarded for courses requiring an EOC exam until receipt of EOC scores
11Busted! STAAR MYTH or TRUTH? STAAR/EOC assessments may be given anytime a student completes a course.Busted!
12STAAR/EOC assessments will only be offered 3 times a year. Fall, spring and summer.
13Grading RequirementsStudent’s may retake an EOC exam at any time according to the testing scheduleSUMMER (July - All)FALL (December – All)SPRING (March - English) (May – Math, Science, SS)
14A student may only retake an EOC if he/she fails the assessment. STAARMyth or Truth?A student may only retake an EOC if he/she fails the assessment.Busted!
15A student may retake any EOC for any reason. STAARA student may retake any EOC for any reason.
16Grading RequirementsIf a student retakes an EOC assessment to gain credit for the course, the District will include the retake score as 15% of the final course gradeOnce credit is earned, subsequent EOC scores will not be included in calculation of final course gradeRetake scores will not be used for calculation of GPA/Class Rank
17Busted! STAAR Myth or Truth? A Student is required to retake a course if they do not meet minimum standard on a STAAR/ EOC assessment.Busted!
18STAARStudents ARE NOT required to retake a course in order to retake a STAAR/EOC Assessment.
19Grading RequirementsStudents who do not have a passing average in the course will need to retake the courseStudents who do not meet the minimum standard for the EOC will need to retake the EOC
20Busted! STAAR Myth or Truth? The new performance standards are unsatisfactory, satisfactory and commended.Busted!
21Performance Categories Students must reach at least the minimum score.Level I:UnsatisfactoryAcademicPerformanceMINIMUM SCORELevel II:Satisfactory Academic PerformanceLevel III:Advanced Academic PerformanceTakes the place of not met standard, met standard and Commended
22Performance Categories Level III: Advanced Academic Performancewell prepared for the next grade or coursedemonstrate the ability to think criticallyapply the assessed knowledge and skills in variedcontexts, both familiar and unfamiliarhigh likelihood of success in the next grade or coursewith little or no academic interventionfor Algebra II and English III, this level of performancealso indicates students are well prepared forpostsecondary successPerformance in this category indicates students are…
23Performance Categories Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performancesufficiently prepared for the next grade or coursedemonstrate the ability to think critically and apply the assessed knowledge and skills in familiar contextshave a reasonable likelihood of success in the next grade or course but may need short-term, targeted academic interventionfor Algebra II and English III, this level of performance also indicates students are sufficiently prepared for postsecondary success.Performance in this category indicates students are…
24Performance Categories Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performanceinadequately prepared for the next grade or coursedo not demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the assessed knowledge and skillsunlikely to succeed in the next grade or course without significant, ongoing academic interventionPerformance in this category indicates students are…
25Truth!STAARMYTH or TRUTH? The State of Texas has set Phase-in Performance Standards for EOC assessments.Truth!
26For 2011-2012 and 2012 – 2013 these are the standards for these students. Give example of Alg 8th grader this year will be phase 1 in math,In as a 9th grader will be phase 2 in other subjects.
33Truth! STAAR Myth or Truth? To graduate under STAAR, a student must achieve a cumulative score in each content area EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN the number of EOCs taken in that content area X the passing scale score.Truth!
34STAARStudents must achieve a cumulative score in each content area ≥ the number of EOCs taken in that content area x the passing scale score.
35Graduation Requirements (Cumulative Score) A cumulative score in English, Math, Science and Social Studies is required for graduationExamples:English I + English II + English III > Cumulative ScoreAlgebra I + Geometry + Algebra II ≥ Cumulative ScoreBiology + Chemistry + Physics > Cumulative ScoreWorld Geography + World History + U.S. History > Cumulative Score
36ALL EOC scores count towards the cumulative average. STAARMYTH or TRUTH?ALL EOC scores count towards the cumulative average.Busted!
37Graduation Requirements (Cumulative Score) A student must achieve at least the minimum score in order for the score to count toward the cumulative averageStudents scoring below the minimum standardmust receive remediationmust retake the assessment
38Truth! STAAR MYTH or TRUTH? Student’s who score at the Minimum Performance Level on the EOC do not have to retake the assessment.Truth!
39Graduation Requirements (Cumulative Score) Students scoring at the Minimum Performance Level will be highly encouraged to retake assessments until a “Satisfactory” or “Advanced” performance score is obtainedCumulative score requirements do not apply to students taking STAAR Modified or STAAR AlternateScoring only the minimum score on the STAAR/EOC assessments will not meet the cumulative score requirement
40STAARMyth or Truth? The TEA gave school districts detailed instructions on how to convert raw EOC scores.Busted!
41STAAR/EOC Grading Policies & Procedures 2012-2013 Converting Raw EOC ScoresLevel 1 – UnsatisfactoryLevel 2 – SatisfactoryLevel 3 – Advanced AcademicLevel 1 = 69Level 2 = 89Level 3 = 99Perfect Score = 100FINAL COURSE GRADECourse - 85%EOC - 15%1st Sem = 42.5%EOC Test = 7.5%2nd Sem = 42.5%READING/WRITINGEach test calculated at 7.5%RETAKESFor Course CreditWill include as part of final grade if retake score allows students to gain credit. Once credit is earned, subsequent EOC scores will not be included in calculation of final course grade.GPA/Class RankEOC first administration scores will be calculated forfinal grade/GPA/class rank purposesCourse Credit/Provisional GradesWill not be awarded until receipt of EOC scores. First semester scores will be provisional until receipt of EOC scores.In Summary – With much committee work
42Graduation Requirements Distinguished High School Plan 12 STAAR/EOC AssessmentsMeet the cumulative score requirement in each of the 4 content areasAchieve Level III (Advanced Academic Performance) on the College and Career Readiness Component of theEnglish III assessment andAlgebra II assessmentAs well as Additional advanced measures as outlined in the Course Guide
43Graduation Requirements Recommended High School Plan 12 STAAR/EOC AssessmentsMeet the cumulative score requirement in each of the 4 core content areasAchieve Level II (Satisfactory Academic Performance) onEnglish III assessment andAlgebra II assessment
44Graduation Requirements Minimum High School Plan Cumulative score is based on the number of courses taken for which there is a STAAR/EOC AssessmentCumulative score requirement may vary by subject area
45GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS DAP = Distinguished Achievement Program Those are level II scores.
46Cumulative Score – Math Example Satisfactory Academic Performance (Level II) in Math is a scale score of 3500 pointsTo graduate, a student who takes all 3 STAAR/EOC tests in Math would need to achieve a Cumulative Score of 10,500 points (3 X 3500 = 10,500)The minimum score is a scale score of:Algebra I = 3371Geometry = 3362Algebra II = 3350 (Level III = 4080)
47Cumulative Score - Math Example Student AStudent BStudent CAlgebra I350033713651Geometry40003362Algebra II3000Cumulative Score7,50010,37110,513Met CS in Math?NoYesReasonDid not meet Minimum Score in Algebra II*Cannot graduate on RHSPCS did not add to 10,500.*Could retake any math test to raise CS*Met minimum in Geom. Although didn’t pass, still counts towards CSA – Algebra II score does not count so the cumulative score is 7500 not what it seems which would beB – met only the minimum on algebra I so it counts but the cs does not add up to 10,500. Missed cs – what would you recommend?C – Didn’t pass the geom with 3500, but did hit the minimum score which lets the score count towards the cs. Could student graduate on Distinguished plan?What if my student took Algebra 1 in 8th grade in ?Geometry + Algebra 2 ≥ Cumulative ScoreCan take Algebra 1 EOC in Spring 2012 or later