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STAAR Performance Standards

The Texas Education Agency posted updated STAAR Performance Standard Charts early last week. These include:   STAAR 3–8 Performance Standards Chart (PDF posted 02/01/16) STAAR Alternate 3–8 Performance Standards Chart (PDF posted 02/01/16) STAAR EOC Performance Standards Chart (PDF posted 02/01/16) STAAR Alternate EOC Performance Standards Chart (PDF posted 02/01/16) For questions regarding STAAR assessment […]

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Performance Standards Requirements for 2015–2016 and Beyond

The public comment period for the proposed amendment to the current commissioner rule (19 TAC §101.3041) should begin on Friday of this week. Under this proposed amendment the phase-in approach would be replaced with a standard progression approach from 2015–2016 through 2021–2022, increasing performance standards annually in smaller increments. The proposed commissioner of education rule […]

Changes to the Texas Assessment Program for the 2015–2016 School Year

The Texas Education Agency posted an update on September 4, 2015 regarding changes to the Texas Assessment Program for the 2105-2016 school year. This will also be a topic at our Curriculum Council meeting on September 10, 2015 (FA1531634). Contractors for State Assessment Educational Testing Service (ETS) – Program Integration and State of Texas Assessments of […]

TEA releases 2015 STAAR tests

The Texas Education Agency announced today that the 2015 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) tests are available for review on the TEA website. The assessments posted include STAAR general assessments: grades 3–8 reading; grades 4 and 7 writing; grades 5 and 8 science; grade 8 social studies; Algebra I; English I and English […]

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 […]

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 […]

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