STAAR Parent Night

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Information on the new Texas Standardized Test for parents.

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New Test – New Opportunities:

New Test – New Opportunities 1

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2 TAKS TAKS STAAR

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3 TAKS 3-8 and high school 4 hours Full day Accommodations Available Accommodated test booklet No Accommodated test booklet TAKS STAAR One testing day Two testing days 2 page composition 1 page composition Objectives Reporting categories Third grade-test booklet Third grade- answer document Modified and Alt Three performance levels All genres tested Expository and fiction Based on number of selections Based on number of words

STAAR requires more THINKING!:

STAAR requires more THINKING! 4

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TAKS Did our students learn what they were supposed to learn in their current grade or course? 5

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STAAR Did our students learn what they were supposed to learn in their current grade or course ? Are they ready for the next grade or course? And the one after that? 6

And ultimately….:

And ultimately…. ARE OUR STUDENTS READY FOR COLLEGE OR A CAREER

Let’s look at the tests our kids took before STAAR.:

Let’s look at the tests our kids took before STAAR. 8

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Two Steps: Find point on graph Multiply 30 pupils x $300 = $9,000 TEAMS Exit Level Math (started in 1986 ) 9

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Three Steps: Find paper on pie chart Divide tons of paper by total tons: 72/180 3. Convert to 40% TAAS Exit Level Math (started in 1999 ) 10

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Five Steps: Add all votes 240 + 420 + 180 + 300 + 60 = 1,200 2. Determine which student finished 3 rd (Bridget: 240 votes) 3. Determine Bridget’s %age of votes 240 / 1,200 = 20% Know that a pie chart has 360 total degrees Determine 20% of 360 degrees: .20 x 360 = 72 TAKS Exit Level Math (Started in 2003) 11

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Five Steps: The student must know how to apply the quadratic formula to find the value of the discrimant Find quadratic equation on formula chart: If there are two real number roots of the equation and the graph of the parabola crosses the x-axis at those roots If there is a “multiple” or repeated root of the equation and the vertex of the graph of the parabola touches the x-axis at that root. If the roots of the equation are imaginary numbers and the graph of the parabola does not intersect the x-axis STAAR Exit Level Math? (2012) 12

TAKS Item:

TAKS Item 13 23 - -12 = 35 Bubble in “D” 60 x 70 = 4200 4200 ÷ 175 = 24 24 x 7 = 168 Bubble in “G” STAAR Item

TAKS is horizontal____________:

TAKS is horizontal____________ S is vertical! T *Learning builds between grades A *Learning DEPENDS on earlier gra des A *Intervention areas are easier to identify R *Differentiation is predictable

Interventions are easier to identify:

Interventions are easier to identify Formative Assessments Benchmark Testing Primary purpose is to monitor student learning and make necessary adjustments in instruction.

STAAR-Differentiation is Predictable:

STAAR-Differentiation is Predictable Fig.19.E (3 rd .Grade) Summarize information in text, maintaining meaning and logical order. (fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry) Fig.19.E(4 th Grade) Summarize information in text, maintaining meaning and logical order. (fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, drama)

Example of the Math STAAR Test:

Example of the Math STAAR Test

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Example of the Writing STAAR Test

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Example of the Reading STAAR Test

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Readiness Std. vs. Supporting Stds.:

Readiness Std. vs. Supporting Stds . Readiness Standards = 30% of Assessed Curriculum (TEKS) =65% of STAAR test --2-4 questions per standard Essential for this year Important for next year Support college and career readiness In-depth instruction Broad and Deep ideas Supporting Standards = 70% of Assessed Curriculum (TEKS) = 35% of STAAR test --0-1 questions per standard Support this year Support last year Support next year Cool but not critical

Focus + Depth = Longer:

Focus + Depth = Longer Math Gr.3-Gr.8 = + 6 questions Reading 3-8 = + 4 questions Writing = +1 composition Impact of time limits? 4 hours

What teachers are doing to prepare our students for STAAR :

What teachers are doing to prepare our students for STAAR Teaching higher level thinking skills Attending STAAR training sessions to learn about this new test. Finding those weak areas and differentiating their lessons. Teaching to the depth, by testing skills many different ways. Tutoring students when needed; mornings, during the day and after school. Meeting with parents when concerns arise. 32

What we need parents to do to help prepare for STAAR:

What we need parents to do to help prepare for STAAR Keep in touch with your child’s teacher. Help with homework, create a quiet environment and set aside a specific time each evening. Support your teacher! Have your child read each and every night. Longer tests mean reading for longer periods of time.

Questions??:

Questions??

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