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STATE OF TEXAS ASSESSMENTS OF ACADEMIC READINESS (STAAR) Grades 3−8 Reading Grades 4 and 7 Writing English I, II, and III. Victoria Young Director of Reading, Writing, and Social Studies Assessments Texas Education Agency. STAAR Timeline. Spring 2011

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STATE OF TEXAS ASSESSMENTS OF ACADEMIC READINESS (STAAR)Grades 3−8 ReadingGrades 4 and 7 WritingEnglish I, II, and III

Victoria Young

Director of Reading, Writing, and

Social Studies Assessments

Texas Education Agency

staar timeline
STAAR Timeline
  • Spring 2011
    • Grades 3–8 reading field test embedded in TAKS
    • Grades 4 and 7 writing stand-alone field tests in early April
    • English I–first operational assessment
    • English II and III–stand-alone field tests
    • Spring 2012
      • First STAAR assessments–all courses/grades
      • English I counts toward graduation for first-time 9th graders
      • TAKS ELA tests continue for grade 10 and exit level
new assessment design staar 3 8 and high school
New Assessment DesignSTAAR 3–8 and High School
  • Linked to college and career readiness
  • TEKS eligible for assessment split into two categories
    • readiness standards, defined as those TEKS considered necessary for success in the current grade/course and important for preparedness in the grade/course that follows
    • supporting standards, defined as those TEKS which are important to teach but which will receive less emphasis by being assessed across years/administrations
english i ii and iii
English I, II, and III
  • Advanced high school course readiness measure for English I and II
  • College and career readiness measure for English III
  • Scores reported separately for reading and writing
  • Students retest only in the section they fail
reading test design grades 3 8 and high school
Reading Test DesignGrades 3−8 and High School

Genre-based

  • Literary strand: fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama (drama beginning at grade 4)
  • Informational strand: expository and persuasive (persuasive beginning at grade 5)
  • Fiction and expository reading are considered readiness genres from grade 3 though high school
  • Literary nonfiction, poetry, drama, and persuasive reading are considered supporting genres
  • Procedural elements embedded in informational pieces and media literacy embedded in either literary or informational pieces
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Reading Test DesignGrades 3−8 and High School

Test Length

  • Word count attached to overall test rather than to individual pieces, as in TAKS
  • Maximum word count increases from grade to grade but is consistent at high school
  • Number of pieces included on a test can vary from year to year, dependent on length (e.g., at grade 5, 3−4 individual pieces and one pair)
  • Different numbers of questions attached to different-length pieces
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Reading Test DesignGrades 3−8 and High School

Pairs can mix strands and genres

  • Literary−Literary (e.g., fiction−poetry, literary nonfiction−drama, fiction−literary nonfiction
  • Informational−Informational (e.g., expository −expository, expository−persuasive)
  • Literary −Informational (e.g., fiction−expository, poetry−expository, literary nonfiction−persuasive)
writing test design grades 4 and 7 and high school
Writing Test DesignGrades 4 and 7 and High School
  • Assessments at grades 4 and 7 administered over two days; writing component of English I, II, and III administered on Day 1 of test (with reading component on Day 2)
  • Field tests embedded for grade 7 and English I, II, and III
  • Abbreviated stand-alone field test for grade 4 every three years
revision and editing grades 4 and 7 and high school
Revision and EditingGrades 4 and 7 and High School
  • Revision and editing assessed separately, with increased focus on revision as students become more experienced and skilled writers
  • For Grade 4, 32% of multiple-choice score from revision and 68% of score from editing
  • For Grade 7, 40% of multiple-choice score from revision and 60% of score from editing
  • For English I, II, and III, 50% of multiple-choice score from revision and 50% of score from editing
composition grades 4 and 7 and high school
CompositionGrades 4 and 7 and High School
  • Students will write two one-page compositions addressing different types of writing
    • Grade 4−personal narrative and expository
    • Grade 7−personal narrative (with extension) and expository
    • English I−literary and expository
    • English II−expository and persuasive
    • English III−persuasive and analytic
  • Compositions will be weighted equally
  • No “gatekeeper” (automatic fail for a 1)
writing prompts and rubrics grades 4 and 7 and high school
Writing Prompts and RubricsGrades 4 and 7 and High School
  • Prompts contain a stimulus and are scaffolded−Read, Think, Write
  • A rubric is being developed for each writing type, but three sections are identical
    • Organization/Progression
    • Development of Ideas
    • Use of Language/Conventions
writing rubrics grades 4 and 7 and high school
Writing RubricsGrades 4 and 7 and High School
  • Organization/Progression
    • the degree to which form or structure is appropriate to the purpose and demands of the prompt
    • the degree to which the writer establishes and sustains focus (affecting unity and coherence of piece)
    • the degree to which the writer controls progression with transitions and sentence-to-sentence connections and establishes the relationships among ideas
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Writing RubricsGrades 4 and 7 and High School
  • Development of Ideas
    • the degree to which details/examples are specific and well chosen
    • the degree to which (1) the piece is thoughtful and engaging and (2) the writer demonstrates an understanding of the task
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Writing RubricsGrades 4 and 7 and High School
  • Use of Language/Conventions
    • the degree to which word choice is thoughtful and appropriate to form, purpose, and tone
    • the degree to which sentences are purposeful, varied, and controlled
    • the degree to which the writer demonstrates a command of conventions so that the writing is fluent and clear
contact information
CONTACT INFORMATION

Victoria Young

Director of Reading, Writing, and Social Studies Assessments

Texas Education Agency

512-463-9536

victoria.young@tea.state.tx.us