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STAAR/EOC Information Meeting. What is the STAAR assessment program?. The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR The new assessment program that will replace TAKS Also referred to at high school as STAAR/EOC (end of course). STAAR/EOC Information.

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what is the staar assessment program
What is the STAAR assessment program?

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR

The new assessment program that will replace TAKS

Also referred to at high school as STAAR/EOC (end of course)

staar eoc information
STAAR/EOC Information

New requirements begin in the 2011-2012 school year

High school – EOC (end of course)

First-time 9th grade students only

how will staar eoc be different from taks
How will STAAR/EOC be different from TAKS ?

The rigor of test items has been increased

The total number of test items for the STAAR assessments has been increased for most grades, subjects, and courses

Four-hour time limit as opposed to TAKS, which was untimed

Each assessment will cover only the content from a particular course rather than content from multiple courses

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How will STAAR/EOC be different from TAKS ?

English I, II, and III will be administered over two days: Day 1 – writing

Day 2 – reading

Reading and Writing scores will be reported separately

Students will only be required to retake sections they failed

Most STAAR mathematics and science assessments will have an increased number of open-ended (griddable) items

a few highlights
A few highlights…
  • Under the new EOC system, students will be required to pass 12 End of Course exams in order to graduate
    • English - English I, English II, English III**

(each English test has 2 parts – Reading & Writing)

    • Math - Algebra I, Geometry & Algebra II**
    • Science - Biology, Chemistry & Physics
    • Social Studies – World Geography, World History & U.S. History
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A few highlights…
  • Test scores on each of the required exams will count for 15% of the student's grade in the course
  • Final grade calculation:

Semester 1 grade – 42.5%

Semester 2 grade – 42.5%

STAAR EOC score – 15%

  • Semester grades will be calculated, credit will be awarded and reported on the transcript at end of year
report card
Report Card

Course 1st 2nd 3rd exam semester

English 90 90 90 90 90*

Algebra I 90 90 90 90 90*

World Geography 90 90 90 90 90*

Biology 90 90 90 90 90*

PE 90 90 90 90 90

Choir 90 90 90 90 90

Law Enforcement 1 90 90 90 90 90

how will scores be reported
How will scores be reported?

Level III: Advanced Academic Performance

Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance

Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance

what do students have to make on each test in order to graduate
What do students have to make on each test in order to graduate?
  • A passing score will be determined by TEA
  • Student must achieve a minimum score on an EOC exam for the score to count toward the cumulative score
  • Cumulative score requirement may vary by subject area
  • If a student retests, the highest score is used to determine the cumulative score
if a student passes a course but fails the eoc can the student still be given credit for the course
If a student passes a course but fails the EOC, can the student still be given credit for the course?

No - Students must pass the EOC test to gain credit for a course

Students are NOT required to retake the course – only the EOC

Students are allowed to retake the EOC as many times as necessary to increase their score and/or gain credit for a course

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If a student fails a course but passes the STAAR EOC, is the student required to retest when he or she retakes the course?

No - the student is not required to retake the assessment

Summer school will be available for courses that a student has not passed

does the 15 grading requirement apply to gpa and or class rank
Does the 15% grading requirement apply to GPA and/or class rank?

Yes – the first score counts for GPA and/or class rank

A STAAR EOC assessment is required to count for 15% of the student’s final grade in the course

Students may retake the EOC for a higher score but only the first score will count toward GPA

does the 15 requirement apply to students who receive credit through dual credit
Does the 15% requirement apply to students who receive credit through dual credit?

Yes

The student is also required to take the EOC exam for any core class taken through dual credit

how is staar eoc related to graduation requirements
How is STAAR EOC related to graduation requirements?

Students will be required to pass all assessments –

at least Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance

A student must achieve pass an assessment for the score to count toward his or her cumulative score

A student must also achieve a cumulative score in each core area

A student’s cumulative score is determined using his or her highest score on each assessment

Cumulative score requirements do not apply to students taking STAAR Modified or STAAR Alternate

cumulative scores
Cumulative Scores

English

Example

English 1 70

English 2 70

English 3 70

passed all exams - yes

cumulative score – not high enough to graduate

are there requirements for certain graduation plans
Are there requirements for certain graduation plans?
  • Distinguished Achievement Plan - students must perform satisfactorily on the college readiness component of the Algebra II and English III EOC assessments
for which assessments will make up testing be available
For which assessments will make-up testing be available?

Yes - for all grades, subjects, and courses

Yes - for all administrations, including summer

where can i go to find more information about the staar program
Where can I go to find more information about the STAAR program?

TEA – Texas Education Agency – Student Assessment

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/