Archive for October 12th, 2015

One-Day Grade 4 and 7 Writing STAAR Writing Blueprints

Grade 4 and 7 Blueprints The Texas Education Agency assessment division has released new STAAR Writing blueprints for Grades 4 and 7 that will be implemented this Spring 2016. Please see the Grade 4 Blueprint here. Notice that only one essay is assigned for Grade 4 writers: one expository essay. Please see the Grade 7 […]

Quadratic Functions Galore!

Did you know that many Algebra 1 students score consistently lower on quadratic functions on the Algebra 1 EOC than linear functions?  What do we as educators need to do to help them with this? Please consider attending this two day workshop to help your students with their mastery of quadratic functions! Focus on Algebra:  Quadratic Functions […]

STAAR Perfomance Standards Update

TEA has posted an announcement about recommending the replacement of the current phase-in schedule for the STAAR® program’s student passing standards with a revised approach. Current commissioner of education rule specifies a phase-in approach to reaching the final standards in 2021–2022. Under the current approach, the next phase-in level (phase-in 2) is scheduled to be implemented […]

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