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Current legislation requires the phase-out of high school TAKS and replaces it with 12 EOC assessments in English I, English II, English III Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Biology, Chemistry, Physics World Geography, World History, U.S. History 2

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Freshman class of 2011–2012 is first group to have EOC assessments as a graduation requirement That is the current 7 th graders 3

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4 Plan for phase-out HS TAKS and phase-in EOC assessments *Out-of-school testers and 12 th grade re-testers 2009–20102010–20112011–20122012–20132013–20142014–2015 GR 9TAKS EOC GR 10TAKS EOC GR 11TAKS EOC GR 12TAKS* EOC or TAKS*

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All 12 EOC assessments will be available in 2011–2012 Standard setting activities for the EOC program is planned for fall 2011 so that student performance can be reported after the spring 2012 administration 5

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In order to graduate, a student must achieve a cumulative score that is at least equal to the product of the number of EOC assessments taken in that content area and a scale score that indicates satisfactory performance For each of the four core content areas, the cumulative score ≥ n x passing scale score, where n = number of assessments taken 6

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A student must achieve a minimum score, as determined by the commissioner, for the score to count towards the student’s cumulative score A student’s cumulative score is determined using the student’s highest score on each EOC assessment 7

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If the passing scale score on each of the 3 mathematics EOC assessments happens to be 1000, then The cumulative score ≥ 3 x 1000 The cumulative score ≥ 3000 8 FOR EXAMPLE:

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If the minimum scale score on each of the 3 mathematics EOC assessments happens to be 900, then Students must score at least 900 on each of the 3 mathematics EOC assessments But scoring 900 on each of the 3 mathematics EOC assessments will not meet the cumulative score requirement of 3000 9 FOR EXAMPLE:

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If a student scores › 1200 on Algebra I › 800 on Geometry › 1100 on Algebra II The student’s cumulative score is 2300 800 does not meet the minimum score requirement of 900 and therefore cannot be used towards the cumulative score 10 FOR EXAMPLE:

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If a student scores › 950 on Algebra I › 1000 on Geometry › 900 on Algebra II The student’s cumulative score is 2850 2850 does not meet the cumulative score requirement of 3000; therefore the student must retest 11 FOR EXAMPLE:

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For students on the minimum plan The cumulative score is based on the number of courses taken for which an EOC assessment exists The cumulative score requirement may vary by subject area 12

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In addition to meeting the cumulative score requirement in each of the four core content areas, students on the recommended high school program have to perform satisfactorily on EOC assessments for › Algebra II › English III 13

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In addition to meeting the cumulative score requirement in each of the four core content areas, students on the distinguished achievement program have to perform satisfactorily on the college-readiness component of the EOC assessments for › Algebra II › English III 14

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If a student does not achieve the minimum score on an EOC assessment, the student shall retake the assessment If a student does not perform satisfactorily on the college-readiness component of the EOC assessments for Algebra II or English III, the student may retake the assessment 15

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A student is not required to retake a course as a condition of retaking an EOC assessment A school district shall provide accelerated instruction to each student who fails to perform satisfactorily on an EOC assessment 16

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A student’s score on an EOC assessment will be worth 15% of the student’s final grade for that course A school district is not required to use the student’s score on subsequent administrations to determine the student’s final grade for that course 17

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A student’s satisfactory performance on an AP test, IB exam, SAT subject-area test, or another assessment determined to be at least as rigorous as an EOC assessment may be used as a factor in determining whether the student satisfies the cumulative score requirement A student’s satisfactory performance on a PSAT or a preliminary ACT test may be used as a factor in determining whether the student satisfies the cumulative score requirement 18

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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 (House Bill 3, Section 39.024a) 19

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College and career readiness standards have been incorporated into the TEKS for English language arts, mathematics, and science College and career readiness standards are in the process of being incorporated into TEKS for social studies 20

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Because the college and career readiness standards are being incorporated into the TEKS, these standards will be assessed on the EOC assessments 21

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If a link is substantiated between performance on science and/or social studies EOC assessments and college readiness, then a college readiness standard may be established 22

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EOC assessments may not be administered earlier than the first full week in May The law provides an exception for English I, English II, and English III which may be administered earlier in the spring 23

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In the future, TEA is planning multiple administrations of EOC assessments for › students who complete the course at different times of the year › retest opportunities Planning for administrations in › spring › summer › fall 24

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Follows the Test Development Process posted on the TEA student assessment website Involves educator committees such as focus groups, advisory committees, item reviews, and data reviews Involves the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Includes higher-education faculty 25

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For operational EOC assessments Data files available in summer › Overall raw score › Performance by objective Summary reports available in summer › Overall raw score frequency distribution › Objective level raw score frequency distribution › Cumulative raw score frequency distribution 26

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27 Total Number of Questions Mean Raw Score Mean Percent Correct ALGEBRA I 503264% GEOMETRY 442352% BIOLOGY 543361% CHEMISTRY 502856% U.S. HISTORY 683653%

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EOC assessments Will be linked to college readiness Will have “fewer, clearer, deeper” focus Begin in 2011 – 2012 28

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Convene educator advisory committees in early 2010 Review curriculum to determine what should be eligible for assessment Review assessed curriculum to determine what should be the focus of the assessment 29

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Focus on knowledge and skills that are considered “non-negotiable” for success in that course and are important for preparedness in the next course Focus on these specific knowledge and skills each year with others rotating into the assessments across years 30

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TEKS FOR SPECIFIC COURSE NOT ASSESSED ASSESSED ACROSS YEARS FOCUS OF ASSESSMENT 31

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