Presentation on theme: "What Parents Need to Know TABS (Texas Assessment of Basic Skills) TEAMS (Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills) TAAS (Texas Assessment."— Presentation transcript:
TABS (Texas Assessment of Basic Skills) TEAMS (Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills) TAAS (Texas Assessment of Academic Skills) TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness)
Criterion-reference test measuring the state mandated curriculum (TEKS) Timed Test (Unlike TAKS) 4 hour time limit “Met Standard” established by State Board of Education in Austin Given in Reading and Math
What does TEKS stand for? TEKS is the acronym for the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. The TEKS represent the basic curriculum for each subject area at each grade level in Texas.
What is the purpose of TEKS? The TEKS outline the "scope and sequence" of what students are supposed to learn at each grade level. The TEKS indicate what students should learn and when they should learn it.
How do the TEKS relate to STAAR reporting categories and the STAAR test ? The STAAR reporting categories are drawn from the TEKS. Not all TEKS are tested in the yearly STAAR test. The STAAR test focuses on the TEKS that the state has deemed appropriate. It is a test created by the state of Texas.
All posters and bookshelves are covered or taken down. Students must remain seated during the entire testing time. (stretching beside their desk is ok) Restroom breaks are taken 1 at a time and there is a RR monitor No talking Teachers have a scripted response to student questions Teachers will actively monitor and take notes about the day We will test for 2 hours, take a lunch break, and then test for the remaining 2 hours (no visitors for lunch)
Reporting Category 1: Understanding Across Genres The student will demonstrate an ability to understand a variety of written texts across reading genres. Reporting Category 2: Understanding and Analysis of Literary Texts The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze literary texts. Reporting Category 3: Understanding and Analysis of Informational Texts The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze informational texts.
Reading Strategies (jots, underline text evidence…) Daily small group interventions Regrouping based on student’s needs Istation Testing and Interventions Saturday School
Read and discuss a variety of materials with your child. Help your child to understand the meaning of new words using context clues. Ask who, what, when, where, and why questions to help your child understand the main idea, purpose, and implied meaning of what is read. Be sure they can explain HOW they know (text evidence)
READ 20 - 30minutes per night Respond to their reading Complete their homework each week Take pride in their daily work and always give their best at school
Reporting Category 1:Numbers, Operations, and Quantitative Reasoning The student will demonstrate an understanding of numbers, operations, and quantitative reasoning. Reporting Category 2:Patterns, Relationships, and Algebraic Reasoning The student will demonstrate an understanding of patterns, relationships, and algebraic reasoning. Reporting Category 3:Geometry and Spatial Reasoning The student will demonstrate an understanding of geometry and spatial reasoning.
Reporting Category 4:Measurement The student will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and uses of measurement. Reporting Category 5:Probability and Statistics The student will demonstrate an understanding of probability and statistics.
UPS check Problem Solving Thinking Patterns Daily small group interventions Fact Fluency Test weekly Think Through Math Regrouping based on student’s needs Saturday School
When your child gets “stuck” on a problem, don’t just provide a solution. Instead, suggest trying again or using another strategy to find the answer (sometimes they need to take a break) Let your child know that he/she can be successful in mathematics. Be sure your child is fact proficient (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
They get sick: A make-up test is given when the student returns. They arrive late to school: The office will determine if there is adequate time for your child to test. They don’t pass: The student will be identified as “at risk” and could be considered for retention.
Go to bed EARLY Dress in layers Eat a healthy breakfast Bring a snack and water bottle Be encouraging; smile
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