Archive for May 9th, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions for 2013 State Accountability

With STAAR testing right around the corner, many of you have been reviewing the sample test questions and frequently asked questions document on the Student Assessment Division’s webpage. Naturally, the conversation is beginning to shift to how t…

Accountability Development Timeline for 2013 and Beyond

  COUNTDOWN CLOCKSAThe intent of the upcoming accountability development process is to design a new accountability system rather than to modify the current system to align with the new provisions of HB3. Every aspect of the accountability system w…

Update to the 15% Requirement (updated!)

An update to our update: To take advantage of the 15% deferral, the superintendent or another district-level administrator authorized by the superintendent must notify TEA of that local decision by sending a brief email to the following email address:

Slowly, But Surely

More information was released yesterday via TEA’s FAQs on AYP (acronym overload?) and can be found at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/faq/faq_2012.html. Some of the updated topics include: assessment requirements for students in grades 3-8 who …

New! Accountability Co-Op Group

“…it always comes in threes” The upcoming 2012-13 school year is lucky enough to be one of the most challenging in terms of accountability. In the next 13 months, the Texas Education Agency will be focusing on developing a new state a…

2012 STAAR Accountability workbook

  Administrators in Texas are probably breathing a sigh of relief now that STAAR testing is over. The STAAR test made its debut two weeks ago but the focus has now shifted to how the test will affect school accountability. Since STAAR testing bega…

STAAR Report Dates

  The waiting is the hardest part. – Tom Petty If you are going by the 2011-12 testing calendar, you’ll notice that STAAR raw data for 5th and 8th grade Reading and Math are slated to arrive next week. Well, don’t hold your breat…

STAAR EOC Performance Standards

On Tuesday, the Texas Education Agency released performance standards for the STAAR end-of-course tests.  Three performance categories have been set which are similar to the TAKS Commended performance, Pass, and Fail standards. Tuesday’s press r…

Update to May 3rd Curriculum Council

During yesterday’s Curriculum Council presentation on STAAR EOC Performance Standards and release dates of reports, clarification was needed on the requirements for districts to report raw scores for STAAR 3-8. We have confirmed with TEA that dis…

2010-2011 LEA Public Reporting: District Profiles

The 2010-2011 LEA Public Reports (disrict profiles) have been posted. The reports can be viewed at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147497643

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