Presentation on theme: "Peaster Elementary. STAAR – What is it? State’s student testing program for Mathematics, Reading, Writing, and Science Emphasizes “readiness” standards,"— Presentation transcript:
STAAR – What is it? State’s student testing program for Mathematics, Reading, Writing, and Science Emphasizes “readiness” standards, which are the knowledge and skills that are considered most important for success in the grade or course subject that follows and for college and career.
STAAR - Expectations Met passing standard as set by TEA; every subject tested; every student tested Under the Student Success Initiative (SSI); as created by the Texas Legislature; grade advancement requirements, students are required to pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) grade 5 reading and mathematics tests to be promoted to sixth grade.
STAAR - Expectations SSI - Fifth grade students have three opportunities to pass the STAAR reading and mathematics tests. If a student does not pass one or both tests, the school must give the student additional instruction after each testing opportunity, and the student must participate in that instruction. If a student has not passed after the second testing opportunity, a grade placement committee (GPC) is formed to created instructional plans based on the individual needs of the student.
STAAR - Expectations SSI – A student who is unsuccessful on the STAAR reading and /or mathematics test after the third testing opportunity will be retained automatically. However, the student’s parents may appeal the decision to have their child repeat the grade level by submitting a request to the GPC within five working days of receiving the retention notice. The GPC (principal, teacher and parent), may decide to promote the student to sixth grade.
STAAR - Expectations SSI – Students that are promoted must participate in additional instruction in order to be promoted. Parents may request a waiver of the third testing opportunity. If the waiver is approved, the student is automatically retained, but the parent may still appeal the retention.
STAAR - Scoring For the general STAAR assessments, STAAR Spanish, and STAAR L, the lables for the performance categories are: Level III: Advanced Academic Performance Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance Level I: Unsatisfactory
STAAR – Testing Dates SSI – 5 th Grade Only Second Test Administration* Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 5 th Grade Mathematics Wednesday, May 14, 2014 – 5 th Grade Reading Third Test Administration* Tuesday, June 24, 2014 – 5 th Grade Mathematics Wednesday, June 25, 2014 – 5 th Grade Reading
STAAR – Results District to receive results by: 5 th Grade Math & Reading – April 21, 2014 All other test results – May 21, 2014 Second Administration 5 th Grade Math & Reading June 2, 2014 3 rd Administration 5 th Grade Math & Reading July 11, 2014
STAAR – Testing Procedures Strict guidelines for administering the tests. No one other than TEA & Pearson has any knowledge about the content of the test prior to testing. No administration, teacher, or other staff member are allowed to view any portion of the test. No administration, teacher, or other staff member may discuss any part of the test with any student. Once testing is completed, answer documents are returned to TEA for grading.
STAAR - Accommodations Specific accommodations are allowed as defined by TEA. The student must qualify for the accommodation, routinely and effectively use the accommodation on a regular basis.
STAAR – Sample Questions Up until this past summer, school did not know for sure what a STAAR test would look like. TEA has released last years test. Here are some examples of the questions from last year’s STAAR: