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NEW READING/WRITING 3−8 AND ENGLISH I, II, AND III EOC ASSESSMENTS Victoria Young Director of Reading, Writing, and Social Studies Assessments Texas Education.

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1 NEW READING/WRITING 3−8 AND ENGLISH I, II, AND III EOC ASSESSMENTS Victoria Young Director of Reading, Writing, and Social Studies Assessments Texas Education Agency 1

2 House Bill 3 2 New graduation requirements begin with students who will enter the 9 th grade for the first time in the 2011−2012 school year. These students are current 7 th graders!

3 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 3 Current legislation requires the phase-out of high school TAKS and replaces it with 12 EOC assessments for these courses: English I, English II, English III Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Biology, Chemistry, Physics World Geography, World History, U.S. History

4 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 4 Phase-out of HS TAKS and Phase-in of EOC Assessments *Out-of-school testers and 12 th grade re-testers 2009– – – – – –2015 GR 9TAKS EOC GR 10TAKS EOC GR 11TAKS EOC GR 12TAKS* EOC or TAKS*

5 New Assessment Design STAAR 3–8 and EOC 5 “Fewer, clearer, deeper” focus Linked to college readiness Will emphasize “core” knowledge and skills, defined as those TEKS considered critical for success in the current grade/course and important for preparedness in the grade/course that follows. Will focus on these “core” knowledge and skills each year, with others rotating into the assessments across years/ administrations

6 New Assessment Design 6 TEKS FOR SPECIFIC GRADE OR COURSE ASSESSED ACROSS YEARS NOT ASSESSED FOCUS OF ASSESSMENT

7 English I, II, and III Test Des ign 7 Two-day administration–writing on day 1, reading on day 2 Embedded field-test items Advanced high school course readiness measure for English I and II College and career readiness measure for English III Scores reported for reading, writing, and composite

8 Writing Test Design Grades 4 and 7 and EOCs 8 Students will write two one-page essays addressing different types of writing Types of writing include personal narrative, first person (personal narrative with extension), literary, expository, persuasive, and analytic Revision and editing assessed separately Field tests embedded for grade 7 and EOCs. Assessments at grades 4 and 7 administered over 2 days

9 Reading Test Design Grades 3−8 and EOCs 9 Genres Assessed Literary strand: fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama (drama beginning at grade 4) Informational strand: expository and persuasive (persuasive beginning at grade 5) Procedural elements embedded in informational pieces and media literacy embedded in either literary or informational pieces

10 Reading Design Grades 3−8 and EOCs 10 General Parameters Single pieces and pairs included every year (pairs beginning at grade 4) Pairs can include any combination of genres eligible for a particular grade Pieces are different lengths—short, medium, and long Test based on an overall word maximum rather than on a maximum per piece Different numbers of questions attached to different-length pieces

11 CONTACT INFORMATION 11 Victoria Young Director of Reading, Writing, and Social Studies Assessments Texas Education Agency


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