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					STAAR for Parents
December 4, 2012

         {   State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness




Elise W. Kail
Executive Director of Accountability
Midland ISD
     TABS (1980 – 1985)
     TEAMS (1986 – 1990)

     TAAS (1990-2002)

     TAKS (2003 – current)

     STAAR (2011 - ??)




History of Testing in Texas
   *TEA Goals:
    “performance expectations…raise the
     bar…”
    “…12 end-of-course (EOC)
     assessments…linked to college and
     career readiness”
    “…3-8 tests will be linked…to
     performance standards for Alg II and
     Eng III assessments”
    “Individual student reports…easily
     understood by students and parents…”

Why The Change in Testing?
                    *TEA HB3 Transition Plan – Executive Summary
      Passing standards are aligned to “readiness standards”
          Alignment between grades
          Alignment between courses


      Passing standards are aligned to “supporting standards”
          Content based
          Available for assessment


      “Process standards” not measurable




Focus
                                                           Social
       Language Arts         Math           Science
                                                          Studies
ELA I         ELA I      Algebra I       Biology       World
Reading       Writing                                  Geography
ELA II        ELA II     Geometry        Chemistry     World
Reading       Writing                                  History
^ELA III      ^ELA III   ^Algebra II     Physics       U.S. History
Reading       Writing

                                     ^Must score a minimum of Level II
                                     for Recommended High School Plan



*EOC (End of Course)
Testing Requirements
                                *based upon individual graduation plan
     Levels (rather than Met
      Standard)
     15% Rule (deferred for 2012-
      2013 school year)
     Phase In Standards

     Cumulative Score
      Requirements for Graduation


EOC Scoring
       Level I
           Did not meet minimum = did not
            pass
               Points will not count toward
                cumulative score requirement


           Met minimum = did not pass but
            has enough points for cumulative



Levels
        Level II
            Met criteria (closely resembles “Met
             Standard” from TAKS)

            Score counts toward cumulative
             score requirement

            Required for RHSP for Alg II and
             ELAR & W III



Levels (cont)
        Level III
            Meets college readiness standards
             (should not be compared to
             Commended from TAKS – much
             more rigorous)

            Score counts toward cumulative
             score requirement



Levels (cont)
       For each subject assessed:
           Score conversion determined locally
           Counts toward final grade of Class
                Example:
                    Alg I = 82 for the course
                    EOC = 68 (based upon district conversion)
                    Final Course Grade =
                           (82 x 0.85) + (68 x 0.15)
                           69.7 + 10.2
                           79.9
                           80




15% Rule
       Every two years

       Increases to final recommendation

       Based upon the FIRST time tested for
        each subject

       Does not apply to Level III




Phase In Standards
       Example:

               All EOC’s under Phase In One
                  Current ninth grader (12-13):
                       Alg I
                       ELA I Reading & Writing
                       World Geography
                       Biology

               Current eighth grader (12-13):
                  Alg I (under Phase In One)

                  In ninth grade (13-14)
                       ELA I Reading and Writing - Phase In Two
                       World Geography – Phase In Two
                       Biology – Phase In Two
                       Geometry – Phase in ONE




Phase In Standards
        Each child should try to meet Level II on an
         assessment as well as have enough points to count
         toward a cumulative score based upon graduation
         plans

        Cumulative Score is calculated by total points in
         each subject area for required tests for each
         individual student

        Out of state or private school earned credits are not
         required to EOC test; however, a test may be
         challenged




Cumulative Score Requirements
                    Phase In One Standards for Level II* (RHSP)
                                                                   Social
                   Language Arts             Math      Science
                                                                  Studies
   Approx. year
                  Reading       Writing
      taken

       9th        1875          1875         3500       3500       3500
      10th        1875          1875         3500       3500       3500
     11th         1875          1875         3500       3500       3500
   Cum.Score                11250            10500      10500     10500

                                          *Phase In Two = 1950 and 3750
                                          *Final Phase In = 2000 and 4000

  Minimum HS Plan
  Cum Score Requirement
  for math Phase I = 7,000


Cumulative Score Requirements
        Level III
            No Phase In’s

            Standard Level is different on each subject
             area test
                   List for Level III scores

            Must meet Level III for DHSP
              Alg II

              ELA III R & W




Cumulative Score Requirements
            Phase One Score Requirements (2011-12 & 2012-13)
                   2012-2013 Freshman & Sophomores


Level 1 Minimum                                                            Level 3 Score Required
Score Required
                                                  Level 2 Score Required
Cumulative Score Examples
   based upon graduation plans
Working with Cumulative Score – Phase I Math
              RHSP Score Requirement Total = 10,500    MHSP Score Requirement Total = 7,000
                                                                                                      Slide cre dit: www.le ad4ward.org


   Met Level II
   • 1875 for ELA R & W
     Met Level II
   • 3500 for math,
     science, and social
     studies



   Met Level I minimum
   but did not pass
             Minimum
              Scores


                  3371



                  3362



                  3350
                                                        0
                                                                                              6,758
                             10,938                   7,452              10,540                       10,170           10,639
                                 Y                     Y                     Y                        N                      Y
                             RHSP                 MHSP                   RHSP                   None                  MHSP
       HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!!

       District requirement to provide accelerated
        instruction prior to each retest needed to meet
        passing standard

       3 testing opportunities each year
           Spring, Summer and December




Retakes
       http://midlandisd.schoolnet.com

       Enter site with your Parent
        Connection (GradeSpeed)
        Username and Password

       Click on student name and
        standardized test information

Parent Access to Scores
       MISD
           Campus Administrators and Counselors
           Elise Kail – Accountability – 689-1958
                ekail@midlandisd.net


       State Legislators

       Websites of interest
           www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/
           www.midlandisd.net
                Choose Parent Links and STAAR




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