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Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. Delinda Wall – Math Janet Tyner – ELA Cheri Hood – Social Studies Nancy Tevebaugh – Science

STAAR Sample 6.8B and 6.11D The figure below represents the floor of a building. Use the ruler provided to measure the dimensions of this figure to the nearest ½ inch. Which is closest to the perimeter in feet of the floor of the actual building? A.160 ft B.8 ft C.7 ft D.140 ft Scale 1 in = 20 ft Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved.

The picture below is a scale drawing of a rectangular bulletin board. Use the ruler on the Mathematics Chart to measure the dimensions of the scale drawing to the nearest inch. TAKS 6.8B Which of the following is closest to the perimeter in feet of the actual bulletin board? F.32 ft G.76 ft H.16 ft J. 48 ft Scale 1 inch = 2 feet Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved.

STAAR Sample 7.2B and 7.13C Mr. Franklin asked each of his 30 students to select their favorite radio station. 1/3 of the students chose Station K. 1/5 of the students chose Station L. The remaining students chose Station M. How many students chose Station M as their favorite radio station? A 10 B 14 C 6 D 4 Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved.

TAKS 7.2B Nora wants to save \$82.50 to buy a special gift for her mother. She has 15 weeks to save the money. If she wants to save the same amount each week, how much money, in dollars and cents, must Nora save each week? Record your answer and fill in the bubbles on your answer document. Be sure to use the correct place value. Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved.

STAAR Sample 8.6A and 8.14C A right triangle is shown below. The triangle is dilated by a scale factor of 2.5 to create a new triangle. What is the perimeter of the new triangle? A 120 cm B 24 cm C 60 cm D 150 cm Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved.

TAKS 8.6A Mrs. Micelli placed a picture of an equilateral triangle on an overhead projector in her math class. The overhead projector dilated the triangle’s image on the screen by a scale factor of 3.5. If the length of each side of the actual triangle is 5 centimeters, what is the length of each side of the dilated triangle on the screen? F 175 cm G 17.5 cm H 8.5 cm J 3 cm Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved.

STAAR Sample 8.8C and 8.14B The paperweight shown below is in the shape of a square pyramid. What is the volume of this paperweight? A 135 in³ B 22 ½ in³ C 45 in³ D 112 ½ in³

Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. Deb has a rectangular storage box with a height of 18 inches, as shown below. If Deb cuts off a 2-inch strip around the top of the box, what will be the new volume of the box in cubic inches? F 1,600 in³ G 1,440 in³ H 1,024 in³ J 1,800 in³ TAKS 8.8C A cylindrical vase is 6 inches in diameter and 12 inches high. There are 3 inches of sand in the vase, as shown below. Which of the following is closest to the volume of the sand in the vase? A 85 in³ B 254 in³ C 54 in³ D 339 in³

Underlying processes and mathematical tools. The student communicates …mathematics through informal and mathematical language, representations, and models. The student is expected to: communicate mathematical ideas using language, efficient tools, appropriate units, and graphical, numerical, physical, or algebraic mathematical models Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. Importance of Vocabulary TEKS 6.12A 7.14A 8.15A

Sample STAAR Question 7.6B and 7.13C Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved A triangle has 2 angles that each measure 45°. Which of the following best describes this triangle? A Right scalene B Right isosceles C Equilateral D Obtuse isosceles

TAKS Questions 7.6B Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved Mr. Olivares installed a triangular piece of stained glass above his front door. Which of the following best describes the triangle with the given measures? A Acute equilateral triangle B Obtuse isosceles triangle C Right scalene triangle D Right isosceles triangle

How is the expository prompt different from a persuasive prompt? Victoria Young says… “In truth, I think there's some overlap between expository and persuasive writing in that the writer's thesis or position represents a personal viewpoint of a topic. What differs, I think, is the writer's approach... the writer is simply required to explain what he thinks; he's not trying to convince the reader to think a certain way or to accept a single viewpoint as valid... In the field test we saw thesis statements like this: "It's good for people to care for themselves first, though sometimes doing that can make people selfish."

Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. Question the text Author’s choices Look below the surface Draw thematic connections discuss Write

Grade 8 STAAR Blueprint Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. Grade 8 Reporting Categories Reporting Category 1 – History Reporting Category 2 - Geography and Culture Reporting Category 3 – Government and Citizenship Reporting Category 4 – Economics, Science, Technology, and Society

8 th Grade STAAR Blueprint Readiness Standards Total Number of Standards 3660% - 65%31 - 34 Supporting Standards Total Number of Standards 5635% - 40%18 – 21 Total Number of Questions on Test52 Multiple Choice Social Studies Skills is not a separate reporting category. These skills will be incorporated into at least 30% of the test questions from reporting categories 1- 4 and will be identified along with the content.

TEKS (5)History. The student understands the challenges confronted by the government and its leaders in the early years of the republic and the Age of Jackson. The student is expected to: (A) describe major domestic problems faced by the leaders of the new republic such as maintaining national security, building a military, creating a stable economic system, setting up the court system, and defining the authority of the central government; (22)Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to: (A) Analyze the leadership qualities of elected and appointed leaders of the United States such as George Washington, John Marshall, and; Abraham Lincoln (29)Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources including electronic technology. The student is expected to: (A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as computer software, databases, media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about the United States; and Look at the Intent of the TEKS Look at the Cognitive Level of the Verbs Copyright 2011 Region 7 ESC. All Rights Reserved.

Identify the ideas from historic documents including the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist papers and selected anti-Federalist writings on the U.S. system of government. Objective 4 – political influences O nly 56% were able to answer this question from - correctly. Explain the impact of the election of Andrew Jackson, including the beginning of the modern Democratic Party. Objective 1 – Issues and Events in US History Only 53% of 8 th graders in Region 7 got this question correct From Objective 2 – Geographic influences Identify areas that were acquired to form the United States. (49% correct) and Locate places and regions of importance in the United States during the 18 th and 19 th centuries. (60% correct)

Grouping Readiness & Supporting Standards Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. 8 th Grade Readiness Standard Explain the reasons for the growth of representative government and institutions during the colonial period. Describe how religion and virtue contributed to the growth of representative government in the colonies. Analyze the importance of the Mayflower Compact, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, and the Virginia House of Burgesses to the growth of representative government. Explain the role of significant individuals such as Thomas Hooker, Montesquieu, John Locke, William Blackstone and William Penn in the development of self-government in colonial America. Identify points of view from the historical context surrounding an event and the frame of reference which influenced the participants.

Homestead Act 1862 CA, MN, OR, KS, WV, NV, NE Transcontinental RR 1869 4 million slaves freed

( 11) Geography. The student understands the physical characteristics of North America and how humans adapted to and modified the environment through the mid-19 th century. (B) describe the positive and negative consequences of human modification of the physical environment of the United States; (29)The student applies critical‐thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. (C) organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps

(18) Government. The student understands the impact of landmark Supreme Court cases. (A) identify the origin of judicial review and analyze examples of congressional and presidential responses; (29)The student applies critical‐thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. (C) organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps;

Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. STAAR Griddable Questions 4 questions Same grid as TAKS 4 questions out of 50 = 8% of the test!

Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. STAAR Reference Materials 6.6(B) calculate density to identify an unknown substance; and 6.8(C) calculate average speed using distance and time measurements; 7.7(A) contrast situations where work is done with different amounts of force to situations where no work is done such as moving a box with a ramp and without a ramp, or standing still; 8.6(C) investigate and describe applications of Newton's law of inertia, law of force and acceleration, and law of action-reaction such as in vehicle restraints, sports activities, amusement park rides, Earth's tectonic activities, and rocket launches.

Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. 8.5(E) investigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicate that new substances with different properties are formed; and Readiness Standard Sample Question 6 th Grade 6.5(D) identify the formation of a new substance by using the evidence of a possible chemical change such as production of a gas, change in temperature, production of a precipitate, or color change. 6 th Grade 6.5(D) identify the formation of a new substance by using the evidence of a possible chemical change such as production of a gas, change in temperature, production of a precipitate, or color change.

Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. 6.5 Matter and energy. The student knows the differences between elements and compounds. The student is expected to: (C) differentiate between elements and compounds on the most basic level; and Supporting Standard 6.5 Matter and energy. The student knows the differences between elements and compounds. The student is expected to: (C) differentiate between elements and compounds on the most basic level; and Supporting Standard Sample Question

Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. TAKS 2009 OLD TEKS 8.8(A) describe the structure and parts of an atom;

Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. Sample Question 8.5 Matter and energy. The student knows that matter is composed of atoms and has chemical and physical properties. The student is expected to: (A) describe the structure of atoms, including the masses, electrical charges, and locations, of protons and neutrons in the nucleus and electrons in the electron cloud; Readiness Standard 8.5 Matter and energy. The student knows that matter is composed of atoms and has chemical and physical properties. The student is expected to: (A) describe the structure of atoms, including the masses, electrical charges, and locations, of protons and neutrons in the nucleus and electrons in the electron cloud; Readiness Standard

Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. Sample Question 6.12(D) identify the basic characteristics of organisms, including prokaryotic or eukaryotic, unicellular or multicellular, autotrophic or heterotrophic, and mode of reproduction, that further classify them in the currently recognized Kingdoms; Supporting Standard

Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. STAAR Reference Materials 8.6(C) investigate and describe applications of Newton's law of inertia, law of force and acceleration, and law of action-reaction such as in vehicle restraints, sports activities, amusement park rides, Earth's tectonic activities, and rocket launches.

Copyright 2011 by Region 7 Education Service Center. All rights reserved. Sample Question F=ma How do I find m? Conceptual, not mathematical F=ma How do I find m? Conceptual, not mathematical 8.6(C) investigate and describe applications of Newton's law of inertia, law of force and acceleration, and law of action-reaction such as in vehicle restraints, sports activities, amusement park rides, Earth's tectonic activities, and rocket launches.