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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Revised Calculator Policy for 8th Grade STAAR Math

The Texas Education Agency posted information today regarding an update to the 8th Grade STAAR Math Calculator Policy: “Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has advised superintendents he will allow districts to satisfy a requirement to use graphing calculators for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) grade 8 mathematics assessment with either a […]

Calculators for the STAAR Grade 8 Mathematics

New STAAR Policy:    Beginning in the 2014–2015 school year, districts must ensure that each student has a handheld graphing calculator to use when taking the STAAR grade 8 mathematics assessment. In a recent letter posted by the Texas Education Agency the calculator policy for the 8th grade mathematics assessment has been revised to better align with the new […]

Public Comment Period for Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter DD, Commissioner’s Rules Concerning Alternative Exit-Level Assessments

As posted by the Texas Education Agency: “The proposed revisions would allow for the use of certain substitute tests in place of corresponding State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR(r)) end-of-course assessments for graduation purposes.” Public Comment Period: September 20, 2013 – October 21, 2013. Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: October 21, 2013. Proposed […]

Released STAAR Assessments

On August 5th the Texas Education Agency posted information regarding the release of STAAR assessments for: Grades 3-8 – Math, Science, Reading, Writing, Social Studies High School Math – Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II High School Science – Biology, Chemistry, Physics English I Reading, English II Reading, English III Reading English I Writing, English II […]

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