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					    Welcome Parents!
    McNeil High School
    9th Grade Parent Meeting
    Fall 2011


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    OVERVIEW OF STATE
    ASSESSMENT
    PROGRAM
    Fall 2011


2   With slides and excerpts from TEA, Region XIII and lead4ward
    TAKS ASSESSMENT VS.
    STAAR ASSESSMENT
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STATE OF TEXAS ASSESSMENTS
OF ACADEMIC READINESS
(STAAR)
   STAAR EOC
       Twelve end-of-course (EOC) tests in the four
        foundation content areas replace the current
        high school TAKS tests
   STAAR Modified & STAAR Alternate
       Special Education students

   STAAR L
       English Language Learners



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                       …THE TEST
                       Grades 3-8
Reading – Grades 3 – 8
Math – Grades 3 – 8
Writing – Grades 4 and 7
Science – Grades 5 and 8
Social Studies – Grade 8

                High School Courses
   Math        English      Science    Social Studies
Algebra I    ELA I        Biology     World Geography
Geometry     ELA II       Chemistry   World History
Algebra II   ELA III      Physics     U.S. History
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STAAR PERFORMANCE LABELS


   Level III: Advanced Academic Performance
       Students are well prepared for next grade or
        course. (Formerly Commended)
   Level II: Satisfactory Academic
    Performance
       Students are sufficiently prepared for next
        grade or course. (Formerly Pass)
   Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic
    Performance
       Students are not adequately prepared for next
        grade or course. (Formerly Fail)
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STAAR ASSESSMENT DESIGN


 Significantly more rigorous than TAKS
 More questions per test, more steps per
  question
 More complex questions requiring students
  to write in responses rather than selecting
  from responses provided
 Measures student performance and
  academic growth
 Aligned to college and career readiness
  standards
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TO ILLUSTRATE:
STAAR




TAKS

3. Chantelle won 9 or 15 games she played. At this rate, which of the following
is the best prediction of the number of tennis games she will win out of her next
12 games?
a.4                                                                                 8
b.7
c.11
d.6
TO ILLUSTRATE:
STAAR




TAKS

9. One example of a genetic variation within a bird species is individual
organisms having-
a.Beaks of different lengths
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b.Broken wings
c.Double-stranded DNA
d.Pairs of chromosomes
     EOCS AND GRADUATION

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EOC REQUIREMENTS FOR
GRADUATION
 This   Year’s Entering 9th Graders Will
    Be the First Class Using EOCs to
    Meet Graduation Requirements
   Also, any student in middle school this year who is
    enrolled in an EOC-tested subject will be required to
    participate in the EOC assessment.




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                    GRADUATION
                   REQUIREMENTS
Plan for phase-out of HS TAKS and phase-in of
EOC assessments
         2010–11    2011–12    2012–13     2013–14    2014–15

GR 9      TAKS       EOC         EOC         EOC          EOC

GR 10     TAKS       TAKS        EOC         EOC          EOC

GR 11     TAKS       TAKS       TAKS         EOC          EOC

                                                           EOC
GR 12    TAKS*      TAKS*       TAKS*      TAKS*            Or
                                                          TAKS*   12

        *Out-of-school testers and 12th grade retesters
EOC REQUIREMENTS FOR
GRADUATION

 To graduate, a student must achieve a
  cumulative score in each of the four subject
  areas.
 The cumulative score is calculated as the
  number of tests multiplied by the score that
  indicates “Level II: Satisfactory Academic
  Performance”
 However, the student must meet a minimum
  score in order for the results to be eligible
  for the cumulative score requirement
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EOC REQUIREMENTS FOR
GRADUATION
   Students must reach at least the minimum
    score in order for the points to count towards
    the “cumulative” graduation requirement
   But, reaching just the minimum score on all 12
    EOCs will not allow a student to graduate

                                     PERFORMANCE
                     Minimum Score




    UNSATISFACTORY                     SATISFACTORY   ADVANCED

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FOR EXAMPLE:
(NOTE: SCORES ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY. TEA HAS NOT DETERMINED
THE ACTUAL SCALE SCORES TO BE USED.)




   If the “Level II: Satisfactory Academic
    Performance” score on each of the three math
    EOC tests happens to be 1000, then:

       The cumulative score would be calculated as:
                      3 x 1000

       The required cumulative score in math that the
        student must earn in order to graduate would be:
                       3000

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GRADUATION PLAN OPTIONS

   Option 1 – Minimum Graduation Plan
       Requires students to meet the cumulative score
        requirement on EOC tests taken
   Option 2 – Recommended High School
    Program
       Requires students to meet cumulative score
        requirements and score at “Level II:
        Satisfactory Academic Performance” on the
        Algebra II and English III EOC assessments
   Option 3 – Distinguished Achievement
    Program
       Requires students to meet cumulative score
        requirements and score at “Level III: Advanced
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        Academic Performance” on the Algebra II and
        English III EOC assessments
EOC REQUIREMENTS FOR
GRADUATION
   A student may also choose to retest in
    order to meet the requirements of the
    Recommended or Distinguished
    graduation program (Algebra II and ELA
    III standards)

   Students will have multiple opportunities
    to retake the EOC test if they are
    unsuccessful or if they would like to
    improve their test score

   Tests will be given in the spring, summer
    and fall                                    17
EOC AND COURSE SCENARIOS




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     EOCS AND COURSE
     GRADES

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STAAR END-OF-COURSE
ASSESSMENTS
 Student’s score on the EOC assessment
  must count 15% of the student’s final grade
  for that course
 If, after inclusion of the 15% EOC score, the
  student’s course grade is less than 70, the
  student cannot be awarded credit for the
  course
 Once course credit has been awarded, the
  course grade will not be recalculated based
  on EOC retest scores
 TEA has not yet released a conversion table
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  of how scores will be calculated into 15%
STAAR END-OF-COURSE
ASSESSMENTS
   If a student does not meet the “minimum”
    score on an EOC assessment, the student
    must retest

   Student is not required to retake a course
    as a condition of retaking the assessment
    for that course as long as the student
    received a passing grade for the course

   The district must provide accelerated
    instruction to each student who fails to
    reach the “Level II: Satisfactory            21
    Performance” score
     STAAR
     IMPLEMENTATION

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STAAR PROCESS CHANGES

   Beginning with this year’s first-time 9th
    graders, students will no longer be eligible
    for exemption from semester exams or
    finals in any course (core subjects or
    elective courses)

   STAAR Writing (grades 4 and 7) and STAAR
    EOCs in ELA I, ELA II, and ELA III will be
    two-day tests

   ELA I, II, III will receive two distinct scores
    for the reading and writing components.
    Students who do not pass will only re-take
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    the section(s) missed.
STAAR PROCESS CHANGES


   Incoming 9th graders who have already
    completed an EOC-tested course (such as
    Algebra I, Geometry) in middle school
     Are not required to take the EOC, and their
      cumulative score requirements will be
      reduced
     But are permitted to take the EOC, and
      cumulative score use is optional


   Credit by exam students
       Will still be required to take EOC test
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STAAR PROCESSES
 The Social Studies test will be on-line allowing
  us to get results back within 24-48 hours.
 ELA, Science and Math will be taken paper/
  pencil. We expect those results early June.

   Testing Dates:
     English        March 26-27
     Science        May 8-9
     Math           May 10-11
     Soc. Studies   May 15-16 (On-line)
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CONCERNS
 Credit for 3 out of 4 EOC based classes will not
  be awarded until early June
 We do not yet know what summer school will
  look like or how quickly we will be able to notify
  families of the need for it.
 We do not yet know how the 15% will be
  implemented.
 Re-test dates:
     ELA:             July 9-10
     Math, Sci, SS:   July 11-13

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WHAT PARENTS CAN DO:
 Help us by getting your students in classes on
  time and missing as little instructional time as
  possible.
 Monitor student performance and attendance on
  HAC
 Review online resources and tools.

 Test Nav

 Encourage students to attend tutorial sessions.

 Semester exams will help us identify students
  who are in need of additional assistance.
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QUESTIONS?



   For more information, we suggest the following:

       Texas Education Agency - STAAR™ Resources

    Region XIII Educational Service Center
     http://www5.esc13.net/staar/




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