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2 New assessment program for Grades 3–8 & High school Begins in 2011–2012

3 Testing Grades For grades 3–8, assessments are in the same grades/subjects as TAKS.  Grades 3–8 mathematics  Grades 3–8 reading  Grades 4 and 7 writing  Grades 5 and 8 science  Grade 8 social studies

4 How STAAR is different… Will have “clearer, fewer, deeper” focus Provides a more clearly articulated assessment program Focuses on fewer skills Addresses those skills in a deeper manner

5 How STAAR is different… Math Standards (TEKS) have NOT changed for and Student Expectations have been categorized. Readiness Standards Supporting Standards Other - not eligible for testing

6 Readiness Standards Are essential for success in the current grade or course Are important for preparedness for the next grade or course Support college and career readiness Necessitate in-depth instruction Address broad and deep ideas

7 Readiness & Supporting Standards Readiness Standards Encompass 30–40% of the eligible TEKS Comprise 60–65% of the assessment Supporting Standards Encompass 60–70% of the eligible TEKS Comprise 35–40% of the assessment

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9 Readiness & Supporting Standards GradeReadiness TEKS Supporting TEKS TEKS Not Assessed on STAAR

10 Underlying Processes and Mathematical Tools (Formerly Objective 6) Will not be listed as a separate reporting category Will be incorporated into a minimum of 75% of test items Will be reported along with content skills under other reporting categories

11 Sample Question Akiko sorted a package of foam cut-outs into two groups based on lines of symmetry. Akiko’s groups are shown below. Which shape below does NOT belong in group 2? AC BD Content TEKS – Reporting Category 3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of geometry and spatial reasoning. S.E. 4.9C:use reflections to verify that a shape has symmetry Process TEKS – (Old Objective 6) Mathematical Process Standards S.E. 4.16A:make generalizations from patterns or sets of examples and non- examples

12 Griddable Items Small increase in the number of griddable items on each test – 3 griddable items on grades 3-5 – 4 griddable items on grades 6-8 Same grid as TAKS for grades 3–8

13 Additional Changes Time Limit of 4 hours for spring 2012 Separate answer document for Grade 3 Six additional math assessment items per grade

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16 What is it? Motivation Math is a supplemental math resource that prepares students for state assessments. The Student Edition provides ample learning opportunities to build student confidence and success in mathematics. Motivation Math is developed by educators and is available in English (1-8) and Spanish (1-5).

17 Benefits Revised based on STAAR resources from TEA Integrates math process skills into each unit with a minimum of 75% of items addressing both content AND process TEKS Reflects the increased rigor, depth, and complexity of STAAR Includes units for both readiness and supporting standards Expands units for all readiness standards Provides additional griddable and open-ended questions

18 Benefits Allows students’ needs to drive instruction and determine the pages used Allows the teacher to follow the scope and sequence of campus/district Encourages students to “chart their success” Provides a glossary of grade-level appropriate terms Offers suggestions for parent involvement

19 Layout and Organization: Student Edition Organized numerically by TEKS Provides multiple choice and open-ended griddable questions as outlined for STAAR Follows lesson cycle Compatible with the 5E approach

20 Layout and Organization: Student Edition Units for Readiness Standards 8 pages for Levels 3-5 Introduction Guided Practice Independent Practice Assessment Extended Practice Motivation Station Critical Thinking/Math Journal Homework/Parent Activities

21 Layout and Organization: Student Edition Units for Supporting Standards 6 pages for Levels 3-5 Introduction Guided Practice Independent Practice Assessment Critical Thinking/Math Journal Homework/Parent Activities

22 Layout and Organization: Student Edition Readiness and Supporting Standards GradeReadiness Units Supporting Units Total Units

23 Introduction Page Use to bridge the gap from concrete to abstract Open-ended Read, discuss, and work together Vocabulary Student Edition

24 Guided Practice Page Students practice with teacher supervision Students may practice with a partner or in small groups Includes multiple choice items with a griddable as appropriate Student Edition

25 Independent Practice Page Students work independently Includes multiple choice items with a griddable as appropriate Student Edition

26 Assessment Page May be used to assess the standard May be tracked on the Chart Your Success page Includes multiple choice items with a griddable as appropriate Student Edition

27 Extended Practice Page (for Readiness Units only) Includes 3-4 items with a deeper focus Targets student problem solving skills Provides open-ended or short constructed response format Student Edition

28 Motivation Station Page (for Readiness Units only) Provides skill practice in a game or activity format Provides opportunities for partner interaction Student Edition

29 Critical Thinking Page Addresses higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy Expanded to include 2 open-ended questions Provides a prompt for math journaling Student Edition

30 Homework Page with Parent Activities Reinforces and extends skills Offers suggestions for parent involvement Student Edition

31 Chart Your Success Page Students record correct and incorrect responses for each assessment page Students and teachers track student success and monitor progress Student Edition

32 Math Glossary Identifies and defines key vocabulary Provides a handy reference tool Student Edition

33 Layout and Organization: Teacher Edition Revised based on STAAR guidelines Gives Reporting Category, TEKS Knowledge & Skills statement, Student Expectation, labeled as Readiness or Supporting Provides correlations to the student edition pages Organized numerically by TEKS

34 Suggests manipulatives to be used for concrete experiences Identifies literature selections to help students make connections Offers instructional and intervention activities with ELPS coding Lists vocabulary words for the lesson Layout and Organization: Teacher Edition

35 Provides thumbnail answer pages and answer key with process TEKS coding Layout and Organization: Teacher Edition

36 Use Motivation Math to support the successful implementation of state mathematical standards —Utilize as a planning tool by teachers and grade-level teams to improve and deliver effective instruction —Use suggested ideas and activities to offer multiple and varied learning opportunities —Diversify instruction to meet the unique needs of learners through the use of assessment Teacher Edition: Suggestions for Use

37 Use research-based instructional practices to increase student achievement —Use Motivation Math with individual learners in small groups, or with whole groups to develop, review, or extend skill mastery —Utilize Motivation Math as an intervention tool to address deficit skills for identified students —Use Motivation Math as an instructional tool in tutorials or for extended day programs Teacher Edition: Suggestions for Use

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39 The STAAR Standards and Strategies Flip Charts are available as integrated charts with all subject areas on one chart for Kindergarten through 5 th grade. The Kindergarten through 5 th grade charts also offer strategies/activities for each student expectation. Vertical alignment, with one subject per chart, is available for K-5, Middle School, and High School. STAAR Standards and Strategies Flip Charts

40 Layout and Organization STAAR Standards & Strategies Flip Charts contain: —TEKS for each subject or grade level —Blueprints and Reporting Categories —Readiness Standards and Supporting Standards —Higher-order thinking strategies

41 STAAR Standards and Strategies Flip Charts Layout and Organization STAAR Standards & Strategies Flip Charts contain: —Strategies for differentiating instruction —Assessment strategies —Strategies for motivating students —English Language Proficiency Standards —PDAS domains

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