# A STAAR is Born The TAKS to STAAR

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A STAAR is Born The TAKS to STAAR Transition North Ridge Elementary School February 13, 2012

Desired Outcomes �Understand the basic components of the STAAR assessment system �Know the state testing changes under STAAR

Today’s burning question. . .

Mathematics Question 1 Grade level? A. Third grade B. Fourth grade C. Fifth grade Which state exports the least amount of crude oil monthly? A Louisiana B Texas C Alaska D Pennsylvania

Mathematics Question 2 Grade level? A. Fourth grade B. Fifth grade C. Sixth grade In 1990, tuition at Britton Pre-School was \$300 per pupil. According to this graph, how much money was collected in 1990? A \$9000 B \$900 C \$600 D \$6000

Mathematics Question 3 The graph shows the types and amounts of solid waste produced in the United States in 1998. Grade level? A. Sixth grade B. Seventh grade C. Eighth grade What percent of the total solid waste was paper? A 33⅓ % B 40 % C 66⅔ % D 72 %

Mathematics Question 4 The student council sponsor is planning to make a circle graph showing the number of votes for each of the candidates for student council president. The table below indicates the name and the vote count for each candidate. Grade level? A. Ninth grade B. Tenth grade C. Eleventh grade When making a circle graph, at what central angle should the sponsor use for the section representing the votes for the student who finished in third place? A 54 º B 72 º C 90 º D 126 º

Mathematics Question 5 Which of the following is the correct description of the graph of a quadratic function given by f (x) = ax 2 + bx + c, a ≠ 0 ? A B C D If b 2 – 4 ac > 0 then the graph of the function intersects the x-axis twice. If b 2 – 4 ac < 0 then the graph of the function does not intersect the y-axis. If b 2 – 4 ac = 0 then the graph does not intersect the x-axis. If (b 2 – 4 ac) ½ < 0 then the graph does not intersect the x-axis. Grade level? A. Twelfth grade B. Undergraduate C. Masters

Mathematics Question 1 Grade level? TABS Grade 10 (1982) Which state exports the least amount of crude oil monthly? A Louisiana B Texas C Alaska D Pennsylvania

Mathematics Question 2 Grade level? TEAMS Grade 10 (1986) In 1990, tuition at Britton Pre-School was \$300 per pupil. According to this graph, how much money was collected in 1990? A \$9000 B \$900 C \$600 D \$6000

Mathematics Question 3 The graph shows the types and amounts of solid waste produced in the United States in 1998. Grade level? TAAS Grade 10 (1999) What percent of the total solid waste was paper? A 33⅓ % B 40 % C 66⅔ % D 72 %

Mathematics Question 4 The student council sponsor is planning to make a circle graph showing the number of votes for each of the candidates for student council president. The table below indicates the name and the vote count for each candidate. Grade level? TAKS Grade 11 (2002) When making a circle graph, at what central angle should the sponsor use for the section representing the votes for the student who finished in third place? A 54 º B 72 º C 90 º D 126 º

Mathematics Question 5 Which of the following is the correct description of the graph of a quadratic function given by f (x) = ax 2 + bx + c, a ≠ 0 ? A B C D If b 2 – 4 ac > 0 then the graph of the function intersects the x-axis twice. If b 2 – 4 ac < 0 then the graph of the function does not intersect the y-axis. If b 2 – 4 ac = 0 then the graph does not intersect the x-axis. If (b 2 – 4 ac) ½ < 0 then the graph does not intersect the x-axis. Grade level? STAAR Algebra II (2012? ? )

Texas State Testing TABS TEAMS TAAS TAKS

What is STAAR? �State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness �Replacing the TAKS program �Subjects/grades tested Grades 3 -8 – same subjects as TAKS ▪ Reading and math – Grades 3 through 8 ▪ Writing – Grades 4 and 7 ▪ Science – Grades 5 and 8 ▪ Social studies – Grade 8

What is STAAR? �Subjects/grades tested High school – New end-of-course exams (EOCs) will replace grade-level tests Courses tested ▪ ▪ English Language Arts – English I, English III Math – Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Science – Biology, Chemistry, Physics Social Studies – World Geography, World History, U. S. History

Changes with STAAR �Greater rigor, depth, complexity than TAKS �Focus on readiness for success in subsequent grade levels/courses and for college and career �More test questions at most grade levels �Four-hour time limit �Two days for writing/ELA tests �High school EOC performance tied to grades, credits and diploma type

STAAR Performance Standards TAKS Passing standard Did not meet standard STAAR Commended Met standard Satisfactory Performance “Passing” Level I: Unsatisfactory Level II: Satisfactory Commended Performance Readiness Level III: Advanced

STAAR Performance Standards �STAAR passing standards for grades 3 -8 will not be set until Fall 2012 �Parents will receive raw score results (number of items correct) in May 2012 �Final results will be sent out in January 2013 �SSI requirements for grades 5 and 8 are suspended in 2012 No retesting opportunities in May and June Passing reading and math not required for promotion

STAAR and Telescoping �Students receiving instruction in a course above their enrolled grade will take the appropriate test for the course �Examples A third-grade student enrolled in a grade 4 math course will take STAAR grade 4 math and grade 3 reading tests An eighth-grade student enrolled in Algebra I will take the Algebra I EOC and STAAR grade 8 reading, science, and social studies tests

Four-hour time limit � Starts with “You may begin” and ends with “Pencils down” with no extra transcription time � Warnings at regular intervals � Bathroom and stretch breaks are included in the four hours (this means we will not have snacks or water) � Lunch and breaks due to medical conditions are not included � Some students may meet criteria for extended time (e. g. dyslexia accommodations), but may not test past the end of the school day

Other procedural changes �Grade 3 will bubble answers on an answer document rather than in the booklet �No sample items included in the instructions

Testing format changes �Grade 4 writing Two days of testing, 4 hours each day ▪ Day 1 – Multiple choice and composition ▪ Day 2 – Multiple choice and composition New design to composition page ▪ 26 lines ▪ May not squeeze 2 lines of writing onto a single line New genre of writing composition ▪ Expository piece added to personal narrative

Testing format changes �Reading New genres for reading passages ▪ Poetry ▪ Drama �Math and science Additional gridable response items Math tests will include blank graph paper Reference materials (formula charts) included in booklets and perforated for removal

Available forms �STAAR General education and students needing some allowable accommodations No STAAR (Accommodated) form �STAAR-Modified �STAAR-Alternate �STAAR-L ELL students needing linguistic accommodations

Student Data Portal � Parents and students may access test results through the Student Data Portal using the access code provided on Confidential Student Reports at www. Texas. Assessment. com/students

STAAR Recap � STAAR means increased rigor, depth, and complexity � Grades 3 -8 test in same subjects as TAKS � Several changes to test administration procedures � High school grade-level tests replaced by EOCs � EOC testing for graduation begins THIS YEAR for students in grade 9 and lower

What does this mean for my school’s ratings? �Until 2014, the state standard of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, etc. has been suspended. �The federal government’s Adequate Yearly Progress rating will remain. This year in order for our students to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress, our students have to score an 87% in Reading and an 80% in Math �The last time our students switched tests, our scores dropped 14% in Math and 10% in Reading

AYP Reading Performance North Ridge Elementary 100 Percent met standard 90 80 All Students Hispanic 70 White Econ Disadv 60 AYP standard 50 40 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Year 2011 2012 2013 2014

AYP Math Performance North Ridge Elementary 100 Percent met standard 90 80 All Students Hispanic 70 White Econ Disadv 60 AYP standard 50 40 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Year 2011 2012 2013 2014

Need more information? Texas Education Agency www. tea. state. tx. us/student. assessment/staar Birdville ISD Accountability Department 817 -547 -5891 www. birdvilleschools. net/accountability

Questions?