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Reporting of Student Results for the 2012 STAAR Grades 3–8 Assessments

The Texas Education Agency released a letter on April 25th regarding reporting of student results for the 2012 STAAR grades 3-8 assessments. In this letter the agency clarifies the date of the first data release as being May 23, 2012 as well as the type of data that will be released.

“These May reports will be available online and will include a student-level data file, confidential student rosters, and summary reports. The reports will show raw score information only. The raw score is the number of items answered correctly on an assessment. By itself a raw score has limited use, since it can be interpreted only in reference to the total number of items on a test. Raw scores should not be compared across tests or administrations.

In addition, TEA will release the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) student expectations assessed on each general STAAR assessment during the 2012 spring administration and will post them on the Student Assessment Division website in late May. In social studies, science, and mathematics, a process student expectation will also be reported if the test question incorporates a process skill. The student-level data file for all general STAAR administrations will include student response information for each question.”

The final phase of reporting for STAAR 3-8 will occur in January of 2013. At this time districts will receive Confidential Student Reports (CSRs) and Confidential Student Labels. Once this information is available districts will be required to report individual results to parents as well as the overall assessment results to the local school board.

For more information please see the letter posted to the TEA website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=2147506369.

 

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