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Is My Child Ready? What to Look for In My Child What to Look for In My School Including an overview of Revised December 2012 . READY FOR WHAT ?. A Cradle to Career Vision for Education. Source: Strive Network, www.strivenetwork.org. READY FOR WHAT ?. More Job Opportunities More Money

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Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

Is My Child Ready? What to Look for In My Child

What to Look for In My School

Including an overview of

Revised December 2012


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

READY FOR WHAT?

A Cradle to Career Vision for Education

Source: Strive Network, www.strivenetwork.org


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

READY FOR WHAT?

More Job Opportunities

More Money

Greater Knowledge

Increased Potential


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

WHY IS COLLEGE READINESS

IMPORTANT?

Source: The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems Progress and Completion Data, 2008


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

THE BASICS

January 2013: STAAR Reports Mailed to Families

(Students Grades 3-8, Tests Taken Spring 2012)


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

5 POINTS OF STAAR

What do parents/families need to know? The new tests are:

  • Tougher than TAKS.

  • Linked to high school graduation & college eligibility.

  • Designed to predict success in high school, college and beyond – as early as 3rd grade.

  • A signal to tell if your child is ready for the next grade level.

  • NOT the only indicator of your child’s readiness and success.


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

  • TOUGHER THAN TAKS

TAKS

Commended

Level III: Advanced

STAAR

Meets Standard

Level II: Satisfactory

Level I: Unsatisfactory

Does not Meet Standard


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

  • LINKED TO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION & COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

  • ON TRACK FOR SUCCESS?

  • High School, College and Beyond – As Early as 3rd Grade


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

  • ON TRACK FOR SUCCESS?

  • Ready for the Next Grade Level

Level III: Advanced

Level II: Satisfactory

Level I: Unsatisfactory


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

  • NOT THE ONLY INDICATOR OF READINESS AND SUCCESS

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INVOLVEMENT


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

  • ASK YOUR SCHOOL

    • Where is my child scoring NOW – and where SHOULD he/she be scoring to be on track for post-secondary success?

Level III: Advanced

STAAR

  • To track your child’s scores, visit:

  • https://student.tx.pearsonaccess.com/texas-studentportal/home.html

  • and type in his/her Unique Access Code (found on bottom of STAAR parent report)

Level II: Satisfactory

Level I: Unsatisfactory


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

  • ASK YOUR SCHOOL

    • What SCHOOL and COMMUNITY resources can help my child to the next level?

For more resources, visit www.ismychildready.org


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

  • ASK YOUR SCHOOL

    • What should I be doing NOWto increase my child’s chances for success?

For more resources, visit www.ismychildready.org


Is my child ready what to look for in my child what to look for in my school

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • The faculty and staff at your child’s school

    • Your school district’s website

    • www.IsMyChildReady.org or www.EstaListoMiHijo.org

    • Questions & Answers from Texas Education Agency (TEA)http://www.txetests.com/FAQS/index.asp

    • Parent Resources from TEAhttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/parents/

    • Released STAAR Test Questions from TEAhttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/


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