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STAAR High School Presentation

  1. 1. Presented  by:     Becky  McCoy   GISD  Assessment  Director  February  2012  
  2. 2. High School Assessments: TAKS vs. End-of-Course TAKS   EOCs   Grade-­‐Level  Assessments   Course-­‐Based  Exams   (unBmed)   (4-­‐hour  Bme  limit)  Gr.  9:  Math  &  Reading   English  I,  English  II,  English  III  Gr.  10:  English  Language  Arts,   Algebra  I,  Geometry,  Algebra  II  Math,  Science,  &  Social  Studies   Biology,  Chemistry,  Physics  Exit  Level  (Gr.  11):  English  Language  Arts,  Math,  Science,  &   World  Geography,  World  History,  Social  Studies   U.S.  History   February  2012   2  
  3. 3. State Testing Requirements for Graduation Exit  Level  TAKS   EOCs  GraduaPng  Class  of  2012,  2013,   First  Time  9th  Graders  in  2011-­‐12  &  2014   School  Year  (GraduaPng  Class  of   2015)  Pass  all  secPons  (ELA,  math,   Meet  minimum  requirements  on  science,  &  social  studies)  of  exit-­‐ all  12  EOC  STAAR  exams  and  level  TAKS   meet  a  minimum  cumulaPve   EOC  passing  score  requirement   in  each  of  the  4  content  areas   (English,  math,  science,  &  social   studies)  February  2012   3  
  4. 4. From TAKS to STAAR EOCs•  QuesPons  are  more  complex  and  require   higher  level  thinking.  •  The  most  important  concepts  for  a  student  to   learn  will  have  more  quesPons  on  the  test   (readiness  standards).  •  The  test  will  be  longer,  and  there  is  a  4-­‐hour   Pme  limit.  (EOC:  +2  to  13  quesPons)  •  English  I-­‐III  will  be  administered  over  2  days.     (1  day  wriPng,  1  day  reading)  February  2012   4  
  5. 5. From TAKS to STAAR EOCs•  TAKS:     Did  our  students  learn  what  they  were  supposed   to  learn  in  the  subject  ma`er?  •  STAAR  EOCs:     Did  our  students  learn  what  they  were  supposed   to  learn  in  their  current  course?     Are  they  ready  for  the  next  course?     Are  they  college  ready  or  on  the  path  to  college   readiness?   February  2012   5  
  6. 6. EOC Performance Standards Texas Education Agency should announce by March 30. Levels of Performance   Level III: Advanced Academic Performance   P E P R E F R O F Level II: Satisfactory Academic R O Performance   M R A M N A C N Commissioners Minimum Score   E   C E Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance  February  2012   6  
  7. 7. Phase-In of Performance Standards •  Like  TAKS,  STAAR  will  have  a  phase-­‐in  period  to   provide  school  districts  with  an  appropriate   amount  of  Pme  to:   – improve  instrucPon   – provide  professional  development  to  improve   teacher  effecPveness   – close  knowledge  gaps   •  Phase-­‐in  will  apply  to  Level  II:  SaPsfactory   Academic  Performance.  February  2012   7  
  8. 8. EOC and the 15% Rule•  Required  by  House  Bill  3  from  the  81st  Texas   Legislature  (Regular  Session  2009)  (“…  to   account  for  15%  of  the  student’s  final  grade   for  the  course.”)  •  ImplementaPon  deferred  by  Commissioner  of   EducaPon  for  1  year  (earliest  implementaPon:   2012-­‐13)  •  Recommend  deferment  to  GISD  Board  of   Trustees  at  regular  March  meePng  February  2012   8  
  9. 9. All Graduation Plans•  All  students  will  have  to  meet:    A  minimum  score  on  each  EOC  for  it  to   count  towards  a  student’s  cumulaPve   score.    A  cumulaBve  score  requirement  for  each   EOC  subject  (English,  math,  science,  &   social  studies).  February  2012   9  
  10. 10. Other Requirements •  Recommended  High  School  Program  (RHSP):   – Students  must  meet  SaBsfactory  Academic   Performance  (Level  II)  for  English  III  and   Algebra  II.   •  DisPnguished  Achievement  Program  (DAP):   – Students  must  meet  Advanced  Academic   Performance  (Level  III)  for  English  III  and   Algebra  II.  February  2012   10  
  11. 11. Retesting •  Required  for  students  who  do  not  meet  the   Commissioner’s  minimum  score   •  OpBonal  for  students  who  meet  the  minimum   score  but  who  do  not  meet  the  Level  II   performance  standard  (but  required  for  RHSP   students  for  English  III  &  Algebra  II)   •  Required  for  DAP  students  who  do  not  meet  the   Level  III  performance  standard  for  English  III  and   Algebra  II  February  2012   11  
  12. 12. Retesting •  For  English  I-­‐III,  the  reading  and  wriBng  tests  are   separate  tests,  so  students  may  retest  on  either   one  or  both  of  them.   •  A  student’s  cumulaPve  score  is  determined  by   using  the  student’s  highest  score  on  each  EOC   assessment,  so  retesPng  can  never  hurt  a   student’s  cumulaPve  score.   •  Students  should  retest  at  the  next  available   tesBng  date.   •  Students  may  retest  for  any  reason.  February  2012   12  
  13. 13. Cumulative Score•  In  order  to  graduate,  a  student  must  achieve  a   cumulaPve  score  that  is  at  least  equal  to  the   product  of  the  number  of  EOC  assessments   taken  in  each  content  area  and  a  scale  score   that  indicates  Level  II:  SaPsfactory  Academic   Performance.   Cumulative Score ≥ n x passing scale score, where n = number of assessments taken in a subject areaFebruary  2012   13  
  14. 14. Cumulative Score Example•  Let’s  assume  that  a  scale  score  of  1000  indicates   Level  II  performance,  and  the  minimum  scale   score  that  can  count  towards  the  cumulaPve   score  is  900.  •  If  a  student  takes  3  math  EOC  exams  and  the   passing  standard  is  1000  for  each,  then  the   student’s  cumulaPve  score  requirement  would  be   3000  (3  x  3000).   Algebra  I   1000   Geometry   1100   Algebra  II   900   CumulaBve  Score   3000  February  2012   14  
  15. 15. Cumulative Requirement & Minimum Score•  Although  a  minimum  score  on  an  EOC  will  count  in   the  cumulaPve  score,  achieving  only  the  minimum   score  on  all  EOCs  will  not  meet  the  cumulaPve  score   requirement.  •  Let’s  assume  that  a  scale  score  of  900  is  the   minimum  score  and  1000  is  a  passing  score  for  all  3   math  EOCs.    Scoring  900  on  all  3  exams  falls  short  of   the  cumulaPve  score  requirement.  •  Student  Performance:  900  x  3  =  2700  vs.                                     CumulaPve  Score  Requirement:  1000  x  3  =  3000   February  2012   15  
  16. 16. Special Populations •  STAAR  Modified:  Determined  by  the  Admission,   Review  &  Dismissal  (ARD)  commi`ee   •  STAAR  Alternate:  Determined  by  the  ARD  commi`ee   •  STAAR  L  for  eligible  English  Language  Learners:   Determined  by  Language  Proficiency  Assessment   Commi`ee  (LPAC)  February  2012   16  
  17. 17. 2012 STAAR Testing Dates for HS Courses•  March  26:  STAAR  English  I  &  III  EOC  WriPng  •  March  27:  STAAR  English  I  &  III  EOC  Reading  •  March  28:  STAAR  English  II  EOC  WriPng  •  March  29:  STAAR  English  II  EOC  Reading  •  May  7-­‐18:  EOC  Assessment  Window  (Algebra  I,  Geometry,  Algebra  II,   Biology,  Chemistry,  Physics,  World  Geography,  U.S.  History,  World  History)  •  July  9-­‐13:  EOC  Assessment  Window  for  Retests  •  November  13-­‐16:  STAAR  English  I-­‐III  EOC  WriPng  &  Reading  •  December  3-­‐14:  EOC  Assessment  Window  (Algebra  I,  Geometry,   Algebra  II,  Biology,  Chemistry,  Physics,  World  Geography,  U.S.  History,                  World   History)   February  2012   17  
  18. 18. What can I do as a parent?•  Stay  informed  of  what’s  going  on  in  the  classroom.  •  Know  your  child’s  strengths  and  weaknesses.  •  Work  with  the  school  to  assist  your  child.  •  Encourage  your  child  to  take  Pre-­‐AP  and  AP  classes.  •  Be  involved  in  all  ARD/LPAC  decisions  if  your  child  receives   special  services.  •  Ensure  that  your  child  is  well  rested  and  well  fed  and  arrives  to   school  on  Pme  on  tesPng  days.  •  Stay  calm,  posiBve,  and  encouraging.   http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar STAAR Information from the Texas Education Agency February  2012   18  
  19. 19. Contact Info: (512) 943-5000, ext. _ _ _ _•  Elementary:  Cheryl  Lang,  ExecuPve  Director  of   Elementary  EducaPon,  langc@georgetownisd.org,   (512)  943-­‐5011  •  Middle  School:  Dr.  Jana  Rueter,  ExecuPve  Director  of   Middle  School  EducaPon  &  Federal  Programs,   rueterj@georgetownisd.org,  ext.  6032  •  High  School:  Don  Wise,  Director  of  High  School   Curriculum,  wised@georgetownisd.org,  ext.  6039  •  Assessment:  Becky  McCoy,  Assessment  Director,   mccoyr@georgetownisd.org,  ext.  6034   February  2012   19  

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