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Senate Bill 149: Advance Preparation

Keep your eye on Senate Bill 149, it could become effective immediately and impact graduation this spring! “… alternative methods for satisfying certain public high school graduation requirements, including the use of individual graduation committees.” “… shall establish an individual graduation committee at the end of or after the student’s 11th grade year to determine […]

STAAR Alternate 2 survey

During Mark Billingsley’s assessment calendar update at Curriculum Council April 2nd he referenced a STAAR Alternate 2 survey. TEA is administering a second survey regarding administration of STAAR Alternate 2. The deadline to respond is April 24, 2015 and the survey is posted at: http://www.TexasAssessment.com/STAARAlternate2PostAdminSurvey.  

The following information was posted to the Accountability and Performance blog this morning. Full details are available on the Texas Education Agency Website. The Commissioner has just released his final decisions regarding the state accountability ratings for 2015.  These decisions are based on recommendations from the Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and the Accountability Technical […]

Updates to the 2015-16 Student Assessment Calendar

On March 20th Commissioner of Education Michael Williams notified school districts and charter schools of significant changes to the Student Assessment testing calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. “Beginning in 2016, the administration dates for STAAR grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 mathematics and reading, grades 5 and 8 science, and grade 8 social studies assessments will […]

ESTAR Winter Administration

A few updates regarding ESTAR: The winter administration window for the ESTAR Universal Screener and MSTAR Universal Screener/Diagnostic Assessments is now open for students in grades 2-8. **Please Note: The winter window has been extended to February 23, 2015. Keep in mind that the universal screener/diagnostic assessments should be given with enough time in the […]

Public Comment Period: Commissioner of Education Rules

Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter CC, Commissioner’s Rules Concerning Implementation of the Academic Content Areas Testing Program, Division 4, Performance Standards, §101.3041, Performance Standards Summary: The proposed amendment would establish the revised phase-in performance standards for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) assessments and establish in rule a […]

Testing Calendar Changes: Mathematics Spring 2015

The Texas Education Agency posted a communication today regarding changes in the spring 2015 assessment calendar based on changes in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for mathematics. The  testing date for STAAR grades 5 and 8 mathematics will be moved  from March 30, 2015 to April 20, 2015. Additionally, the Texas Education Agency will post […]

Public Comment Period for Proposed Amendment to Commissioner’s Rules

Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter CC, Commissioner’s Rules Concerning Implementation of the Academic Content Areas Testing Program, Division 3, Security of Assessments, Required Test Administration Procedures and Training Activities, §101.3031, Required Test Administration Procedures and Training Activities to Ensure Validity, Reliability, and Security of Assessments Summary: The proposed amendment would adopt […]

Wanting to Increase Student Success on U.S. History STAAR?

Revving Review for STAAR Success in U.S. History Energize and empower your students and peak your U.S. History EOC scores with these techniques and materials! Maximize student achievement through the use of learner-centered strategies designed to not only review but also diagnose student gaps. Build student confidence and comfort with comprehensive review materials that engage […]

Important Changes to the Texas Assessment Program in the 2014–2015 School Year

On August 29, 2014 the Texas Education Agency posted a “To the Administrator Addressed” letter regarding changes in the Texas Assessment Program in the 2014-15 school year. Jonathan Delgado will be providing an update relating to these changes on Thursday during Curriculum Council. Please see http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769815937 for the full text of the letter that addresses: STAAR […]

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