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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

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

Greater Knowledge

Increased Potential


WHY IS COLLEGE READINESS

IMPORTANT?

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


THE BASICS

January 2013: STAAR Reports Mailed to Families

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


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.


  • TOUGHER THAN TAKS

TAKS

Commended

Level III: Advanced

STAAR

Meets Standard

Level II: Satisfactory

Level I: Unsatisfactory

Does not Meet Standard


  • LINKED TO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION & COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY


  • ON TRACK FOR SUCCESS?

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


  • ON TRACK FOR SUCCESS?

  • Ready for the Next Grade Level

Level III: Advanced

Level II: Satisfactory

Level I: Unsatisfactory


  • NOT THE ONLY INDICATOR OF READINESS AND SUCCESS

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  • 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


  • ASK YOUR SCHOOL

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

For more resources, visit www.ismychildready.org


  • ASK YOUR SCHOOL

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

For more resources, visit www.ismychildready.org


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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