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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 […]

Performance Standards for the STAAR Program

The Texas Education Agency posted a To the Administrator Addressed letter on August 21st regarding STAAR performance standards. Highlights of this letter include: “The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be maintaining the initial performance standards for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) program for the 2014–2015 school year…” “…TEA will be proposing, […]

TEA releases 2014 STAAR tests

The Texas Education Agency posted a press release on August 18th providing information regarding the posting of State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests for 2014. The tests and answer keys are available at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/testquestions/.   “The Texas Education Agency releases STAAR assessments on a regular basis to assist educators and parents in better […]

July Curriculum Council Update and Registration for 14-15 Sessions

As a follow up to our July 24th Curriculum Council we are providing the Superintendent Edition with summaries and contact information from topics shared. Please let us know if there are additional ways in which we may provide support. Supt Ed_Jul14 Curriculum Council Meetings 2014-2015: Register through our E-Campus System for workshop number FA1430499. ESC […]

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Transition to New Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Mathematics

The Texas Education Agency posted additional information regarding assessment of mathematics standards on May 1st at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769810943. Key items in this communication include: In the past the Texas Assessment Program has integrated changes to the TEKS in the state assessments using an “overlap year” approach for the first year of TEKS implementation. The overlap in the […]

Texas Education Today

The Texas Education Agency recently posted the April issue of the Texas Education Today (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=276&menu_id=692). Highlights include: Rising Graduation Rates Growth in enrollment in Texas Public Schools Improved STAAR scores for 5th and 8th grade mathematics Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for Texas’ middle and high school students Robots allowing home bound students to participate in […]

Proposed English I and English II Performance Standards

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 performance standards for the new English I and English II combined reading and writing assessments. The proposed amendment would also […]

Curriculum Council April 10th

We are looking forward to seeing you for Curriculum Council on April 10th either face to face or through our Livestream presentation. All participants registered for either session below will receive a link to the Livestream web site through e-mail the week of April 10th. SP1426070 – Face to Face Session SP1426078 – Livestream   We […]

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Testing Requirements for Middle School Students Taking Accelerated Mathematics Instruction Beyond Algebra I

On March 25th the Texas Education Agency posted a communication regarding testing requirements for middle school students participating in math instruction above grade level. This posting adds further clarification to the March 6th communication. Please review the entire posting at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769810278 for details regarding: Texas Education Code (TEC) §39.023(a) requires students to be assessed in mathematics […]

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