Archive for January, 2013

Passing Rates for 2012 STAAR Released

Taken directly from TEA: AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams announced today that passing rates on most State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) tests for grades 3-8 topped 70 percent in 2012. The STAAR was given for the first time in Texas public and charter schools last spring. Among the results […]

TEA Shares Additional STAAR Questions

Julie Guthrie, Director of Assessments for Math and Science at Texas Education Agency, provided additional STAAR items during recent TSELA/CAST presentations.  These items were live in the bank prior to her sharing them. To view the questions please click on the links below.  We apologize for the fuzziness of some of the images but we […]

The next generation calculator!

Check out  Desmos’  online interactive graphing calculator. It graphs as you type, allows you to graph multiple equations at once and color code them, it’s browser based, and easy to use among other useful features. Check out this short video that shows off some of its key features in action. Because it uses a browser it is much […]