STAAR Portal Access Codes and Understanding The New Performance Levels

By now, you’ve probably taken a look at your 2017 5th and 8th STAAR results from the March administration. As a reminder, CSRs will be posted in the STAAR Assessment Management System on June 30, 2017. Until then, you can send out letters to parents that will let them view their student results online using a “Portal Unique Access Code.” This unique code will be entered in at the following site: www.texasassessment.com/student

Pulling these access codes for students is no easy task, so we’ve created the following how-to videos to help you get these codes from your STAAR data files using DMAC and eduphoria:

DMAC Access Code Video

Eduphoria Access Code Video

Note that you must be an administrator or have the appropriate rights when pulling these results in eduphoria or in DMAC. If you have questions about this, please contact us.

STAAR Performance Levels

 We’ve had several questions about the new labels for STAAR, so here’s a quick refresher on what these labels mean in 2017.

 

Did Not Meet Grade Level (formerly Level I: Unsatisfactory performace): This performance category applies to students scoring below Approaches Grade Level. This performance level indicates that students are unlikely to succeed in the next grade or course without significant, ongoing academic intervention. Students in this category do not demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the assessed knowledge and skills.

Approaches Grade Level (formerly Level II: Satisfactory 2015‐16 Standard Progression): Performance at this level indicates that students are likely to succeed in the next grade or course with targeted academic intervention. Students in this category generally demonstrate the ability to apply the assessed knowledge and skills in familiar contexts. This is your performance level for passing.

Meets Grade Level (formerly Level II‐Final): Performance in this category indicates that students have a high likelihood of success in the next grade or course but may still need some short-term, targeted academic intervention. Students in this category generally demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply the assessed knowledge and skills in familiar contexts. For Algebra II and English III, this performance level indicates students are sufficiently prepared for postsecondary success. For 2017 State Accountability, this performance level is used to calculate your Index 4 score for elementary, middle and high school campuses.

Masters Grade Level (formerly Level III: Advanced performance): Performance at this level indicates that students are expected to succeed in the next grade or course with little or no academic intervention. Students in this category demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply the assessed knowledge and skills in varied contexts, both familiar and unfamiliar. For Algebra II and English III, this level of performance indicates students are well prepared for postsecondary success.

If you have any questions about your STAAR results or the new performance labels, we’re here to help! Please contact us.

 

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