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TEA announces initial assessment requirements under HB 5

The Texas Education Agency released information today regarding assessment requirements under House Bill 5. Highlights include: Assessments in Algebra II, geometry, English III, chemistry, physics, world geography, and world history have been eliminated from the testing requirements. As a result, the July 2013 STAAR administration will not include assessments for these courses. Since the end-of-course exams […]

Commissioner Williams accelerates release schedule for STAAR assessments

The Texas Education Agency released the following information on March 12th: “Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams today announced he is accelerating the scheduled release dates for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR(tm)), with all general assessments to be released in August following statewide administration of the tests this spring. ‘As we have […]

Statewide Results for STAAR Grades 3-8

The Texas Education Agency posted a news release today following Commissioner Williams’ presentation at TASA Midwinter regarding statewide results for The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Grades 3-8. Details are located on the TEA website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/news_release.aspx?id=2147511653. ESC Region 13 Contact – Ed Vara – ed.vara@esc13.txed.net

TEA STAAR Presentations

At the recent Texas Assessment Conference, staff from the Texas Education Agency presented multiple sessions related to STAAR. The presentations have now been posted to the TEA website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index3.aspx?id=3310&menu_id=793. Please note that some presentations include new released items from the STAAR tests. These items can be used to facilitate discussions regarding alignment of curriculum […]

15% Deferral for 12-13

In the closing session of the Texas Assessment Conference this morning Commissioner Williams announced that he would sign the deferral for the 15% requirement relating to the STAAR End of Course Exams. Shortly after TEA posted a news release with further information. ESC Region 13 contacts: Ed Vara – ed.vara@esc13.txed.net and Jennifer Drumm – jennifer.drumm@esc13.txed.net

STAAR Distinguished Speaker Series

ESC Region XIII is proud to present a new series for literacy educators this fall: STAAR Distinguished Speakers. Once a month this fall, a different presenter will deliver a workshop that prepares literacy educators for the rigor of the STAAR. See the flyer for more details on presentations such as: Gretchen Berabei – strategies for […]

Score conversions for STAAR EOC 15% Requirement

A decision that school districts are facing is determining the process to convert scores from STAAR End of Course assessments in order to apply the 15% requirement for course grades. If you have a sample you are willing to share please either respond to this posting or e-mail Jennifer Drumm and we will compile samples for the Curriculum Council meeting […]

Focus on Engaging Instruction

As we move into the 2012-2013 school year we know that our focus needs to be on high quality, engaging instruction that assists students in achieving the level of understanding set by the TEKS for each grade level. This document focuses on instruction with an emphasis on curriculum, assessment, rigor and relevance, collaborative teams, and […]

Parent Communication Resources for STAAR

As discussed at our last Curriculum Council meeting, we have been working on putting some information together to assist LEAs in responding to questions about reporting STAAR results to parents.  Attached is a resource document for your use.  This is posted to the STAAR Resources web page (http://www5.esc13.net/staar/resources.html). The document is titled “STAAR Reporting”.  Please call […]

Updated STAAR Resources

Three new resources have been posted to http://www5.esc13.net/staar/resources.html for your use. A video titled “STAAR Performance Standards” was created to assit with the conversation regarding standard setting for STAAR 3-8 and STAAR EOC for parents. The version linked on the STAAR page is closed captioned as well. A chart titled “Phase-in and Final Recommended Performance Standards […]

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