Update to STAAR/EOC Standards

Great information shared by our friends at ESC Region 2!

Information from TEA: 

As many of you are aware, a Commissioner’s Rule amendment was proposed in December 2016 which finalizes the performance standards and replaces the old standard progression phase-in plan.

Last week, that proposed amendment was approved. A summary of relevant information is listed below.

  • Effective date is 04/16/2017 and the rule applies to testing in the 2016-2017 school year.
  • “Approaches Grade Level” means that a student meets the minimum passing requirement and has met the SSI requirement for grade promotion or graduation.
  • See the included links for the now finalized performance standards.

Category Definitions

  • “Does Not Meet Grade Level” is the new performance category replacing ” Level I Satisfactory.” Students in this category score below the cut scores established as the 2015-2016 minimum passing standard.
  • “Approaches Grade Level” is the new performance category replacing “Level II Phase-In.” It is finalized at the 2015-2016 Minimum Passing Standard scale scores. (See the included links for standards by grade level.)
  • “Meets Grade Level” is the new performance category replacing “Level II Recommended,” and the performance standard remains unchanged.
  • “Masters Grade Level” is the new performance category replacing “Level III Advanced,” and the performance standard remains unchanged.

Category Information

  • “Does Not Meet Grade Level” indicates a student is unlikely to succeed in the next grade or course without significant, ongoing academic intervention
  • “Approaches Grade Level” indicates that a student is likely to succeed in the next grade or course with targeted academic intervention. Students in this category are NOT likely to be on track for post-secondary readiness.
  • “Meets Grade Level” indicates that a student may require short-term, targeted academic intervention but is generally on track for post-secondary readiness.
  • “Masters Grade Level” indicates that a student is able to think critically and apply assessed knowledge and skills in varied contexts, both familiar and unfamiliar. These students are on track for post-secondary readiness.

Useful Links

Written by Steven Mendoza, ESC Region 2

steven.mendoza@esc2.us

 

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