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Middle School Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (MSTAR) Diagnostic Pilot study

The MSTAR Diagnostic Assessment will be launched statewide in the Spring of 2013 and is designed to follow on the MSTAR Universal Screener.  The Screener identifies if students are ‘at risk’ OR ‘not at risk’.

The MSTAR Diagnostic Assessment is designed to provide a next step in supporting and understanding the misconceptions of middle school students struggling with Algebra-readiness. The MSTAR Diagnostic Assessment drives at the WHY students are struggling, and is part of the larger TXAR initiative with the goal to increase student preparedness and pass state standards in Algebra.

We are seeking teachers, schools, and districts to participate in the MSTAR Diagnostic Pilot study, which will validate the assessment items. The Pilot consists of 25-36 questions in an online format.  Most students will require one class period to complete the assessment, but may complete it in multiple sessions.Z

Please note that districts interested in the Pilot do not need to have participated in the MSTAR Universal Screener.  In addition, districts will not be responsible for any type of data extract or upload, as user names and passwords will be provided.

Please contact Region 10 Educational Service Center at universalscreener@region10.org to participate!

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