Presentation on theme: "Is My Child Ready? What to Look for In My Child What to Look for In My School Including an overview of Revised December 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Is My Child Ready? What to Look for In My Child What to Look for In My School Including an overview of Revised December 2012
READY FOR WHAT? A Cradle to Career Vision for Education Source: Strive Network,
READY FOR WHAT? More Job Opportunities More Money Greater Knowledge Increased Potential
WHY IS COLLEGE READINESS IMPORTANT? Source: The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems Progress and Completion Data, 2008
THE BASICS January 2013: STAAR Reports Mailed to Families (Students Grades 3-8, Tests Taken Spring 2012)
5 POINTS OF STAAR What do parents/families need to know? The new tests are: 1.Tougher than TAKS. 2.Linked to high school graduation & college eligibility. 3.Designed to predict success in high school, college and beyond – as early as 3 rd grade. 4.A signal to tell if your child is ready for the next grade level. 5.NOT the only indicator of your child’s readiness and success.
TOUGHER THAN TAKS Level III: Advanced Level II: Satisfactory Level I: Unsatisfactory Does not Meet Standard Commended Meets Standard
LINKED TO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION & COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY
ON TRACK FOR SUCCESS? High School, College and Beyond – As Early as 3 rd Grade
ON TRACK FOR SUCCESS? Ready for the Next Grade Level Level III: Advanced Level II: Satisfactory Level I: Unsatisfactory
dvanced GOOD GRADES + + PARENT INVOLVEMENT = NOT THE ONLY INDICATOR OF READINESS AND SUCCESS
ASK YOUR SCHOOL Where is my child scoring NOW – and where SHOULD he/she be scoring to be on track for post-secondary success? Level III: Advanced Level II: Satisfactory Level I: Unsatisfactory To track your child’s scores, visit: https://student.tx.pearsonaccess.com/ texas-studentportal/home.html https://student.tx.pearsonaccess.com/ texas-studentportal/home.html and type in his/her Unique Access Code (found on bottom of STAAR parent report)
For more resources, visit ASK YOUR SCHOOL What SCHOOL and COMMUNITY resources can help my child to the next level?
ASK YOUR SCHOOL What should I be doing NOW to increase my child’s chances for success? For more resources, visit
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES The faculty and staff at your child’s school Your school district’s website or Questions & Answers from Texas Education Agency (TEA) Parent Resources from TEA Released STAAR Test Questions from TEA