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STAAR/EOC
Understanding the Basics
&
Eliminating the Fear
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STAAR
MYTH or TRUTH?
STAAR is actually a college
level test.
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STAAR
STAAR is more rigorous than
TAKS, but content is 100% tied
to the required curriculum with
an emphasis on alignment to
college and career readiness
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STATE OF TEXAS ASSESSMENTS
OF ACADEMIC READINESS (STAAR)
• More rigorous than TAKS; greater
emphasis on alignment to college and
career readiness
• Grades 3−8 tests are in same grades and
subjects as TAKS
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STATE OF TEXAS ASSESSMENTS
OF ACADEMIC READINESS (STAAR)
• High school - twelve end-of-course (EOC)
assessments in the four foundation
content areas replace the current high
school TAKS tests
– *English I, *English II, **English III
– *Algebra I, *Geometry, Algebra II
– *Biology, Chemistry, Physics
– *World Geography, *World History, **U.S. History
*Current Modified Versions
**Phase in Modified Versions 2013-2014
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STAAR
MYTH or TRUTH?
Beginning in 2012-2013 the
EOC assessment score will
count as 15% of a student’s
final grade in the course.
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STAAR
Myth or Truth?
Districts are required to count
STAAR Modified / STAAR
Alternate EOC assessment
scores as 15% of a student’s
final course grade.
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Grading Requirements
• Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year,
the EOC score will count 15% of the
student’s final grade in the course.
• There is no corresponding requirement for
students taking a modified or alternate
assessment, so districts are not required to count
STAAR Modified or STAAR Alternate EOC
assessment scores as 15% of a student’s final
course grade.
• Course credit, including first semester, will
not be awarded for courses requiring an
EOC exam until receipt of EOC scores
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STAAR
MYTH or TRUTH?
STAAR/EOC assessments may
be given anytime a student
completes a course.
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STAAR
STAAR/EOC assessments
will only be offered 3
times a year.
Fall, spring and summer.
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Grading Requirements
• Student’s may retake an EOC exam at
any time according to the testing
schedule
– SUMMER (July - All)
– FALL (December – All)
– SPRING (March - English) (May – Math, Science, SS)
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STAAR
Myth or Truth?
A student may only
retake an EOC if he/she
fails the assessment.
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STAAR
A student may retake
any EOC for any reason.
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Grading Requirements
• If a student retakes an EOC assessment to
gain credit for the course, the District will
include the retake score as 15% of the final
course grade
– Once credit is earned, subsequent EOC
scores will not be included in calculation of
final course grade
– Retake scores will not be used for calculation
of GPA/Class Rank
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STAAR
Myth or Truth?
A Student is required to retake
a course if they do not meet
minimum standard on a
STAAR/ EOC assessment.
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STAAR
Students ARE NOT required
to retake a course in order
to retake a STAAR/EOC
Assessment.
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Grading Requirements
• Students who do not have a passing
average in the course will need to
retake the course
• Students who do not meet the
minimum standard for the EOC will
need to retake the EOC
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STAAR
Myth or Truth?
The new performance
standards are unsatisfactory,
satisfactory and commended.
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Performance Categories
Students must reach at least the minimum score.
MINIMUM
SCORE
Level I:
Unsatisfactory
Academic
Performance
Level II:
Satisfactory
Academic
Performance
Level III:
Advanced
Academic
Performance
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Performance Categories
Level III: Advanced Academic Performance
• well prepared for the next grade or course
• demonstrate the ability to think critically
• apply the assessed knowledge and skills in varied
contexts, both familiar and unfamiliar
• high likelihood of success in the next grade or course
with little or no academic intervention
• for Algebra II and English III, this level of performance
also indicates students are well prepared for
postsecondary success
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Performance Categories
Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance
• sufficiently prepared for the next grade or course
• demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply the
assessed knowledge and skills in familiar contexts
• have a reasonable likelihood of success in the next
grade or course but may need short-term, targeted
academic intervention
• for Algebra II and English III, this level of performance
also indicates students are sufficiently prepared for
postsecondary success.
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Performance Categories
Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
• inadequately prepared for the next grade or course
• do not demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the
assessed knowledge and skills
• unlikely to succeed in the next grade or course without
significant, ongoing academic intervention
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STAAR
MYTH or TRUTH?
The State of Texas has set
Phase-in Performance
Standards for EOC
assessments.
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STAAR
Myth or Truth?
To graduate under STAAR, a
student must achieve a
cumulative score in each content
area EQUAL TO OR GREATER
THAN the number of EOCs taken
in that content area X the passing
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scale score.
STAAR
Students must achieve a
cumulative score in each
content area ≥ the number of
EOCs taken in that content
area x the passing scale
score.
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Graduation Requirements
(Cumulative Score)
• A cumulative score in English, Math,
Science and Social Studies is required for
graduation
Examples:
English I + English II + English III > Cumulative Score
Algebra I + Geometry + Algebra II ≥ Cumulative Score
Biology + Chemistry + Physics > Cumulative Score
World Geography + World History + U.S. History > Cumulative Score
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STAAR
MYTH or TRUTH?
ALL EOC scores count
towards the cumulative
average.
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Graduation Requirements
(Cumulative Score)
• A student must achieve at least the
minimum score in order for the score to
count toward the cumulative average
• Students scoring below the minimum
standard
– must receive remediation
– must retake the assessment
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STAAR
MYTH or TRUTH?
Student’s who score at the
Minimum Performance Level
on the EOC do not have to
retake the assessment.
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Graduation Requirements
(Cumulative Score)
• Students scoring at the Minimum
Performance Level will be highly encouraged
to retake assessments until a “Satisfactory”
or “Advanced” performance score is
obtained
• Cumulative score requirements do not apply
to students taking STAAR Modified or
STAAR Alternate
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STAAR
Myth or Truth?
The TEA gave school
districts detailed
instructions on how to
convert raw EOC scores.
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STAAR/EOC Grading Policies & Procedures
2012-2013
Converting Raw EOC Scores
Level 1 – Unsatisfactory
Level 2 – Satisfactory
Level 3 – Advanced Academic
FINAL COURSE GRADE
Course - 85%
EOC - 15%
Level 1 = 69
Level 2 = 89
Level 3 = 99
Perfect Score = 100
1st Sem = 42.5%
EOC Test = 7.5%
2nd Sem = 42.5%
EOC Test = 7.5%
READING/WRITING
Each test calculated at 7.5%
RETAKES
For Course Credit
Will include as part of final grade if retake score allows
students to gain credit. Once credit is earned, subsequent
EOC scores will not be included in calculation of final
course grade.
GPA/Class Rank
EOC first administration scores will be calculated for
final grade/GPA/class rank purposes
Course Credit/Provisional Grades
Will not be awarded until receipt of EOC scores. First semester
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scores will be provisional until receipt
Graduation Requirements
Distinguished High School Plan
• 12 STAAR/EOC Assessments
• Meet the cumulative score requirement in
each of the 4 content areas
• Achieve Level III (Advanced Academic
Performance) on the College and Career
Readiness Component of the
– English III assessment and
– Algebra II assessment
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Graduation Requirements
Recommended High School Plan
• 12 STAAR/EOC Assessments
• Meet the cumulative score requirement in
each of the 4 core content areas
• Achieve Level II (Satisfactory Academic
Performance) on
– English III assessment and
– Algebra II assessment
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Graduation Requirements
Minimum High School Plan
• Cumulative score is based on the number
of courses taken for which there is a
STAAR/EOC Assessment
• Cumulative score requirement may vary
by subject area
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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
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Cumulative Score – Math Example
• Satisfactory Academic Performance (Level II)
in Math is a scale score of 3500 points
– To graduate, a student who takes all 3
STAAR/EOC tests in Math would need to achieve
a Cumulative Score of 10,500 points (3 X 3500 =
10,500)
• The minimum score is a scale score of:
– Algebra I = 3371
– Geometry = 3362
– Algebra II = 3350 (Level III = 4080)
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Cumulative Score - Math Example
Student A
Student B
Student C
Algebra I
3500
3371
3651
Geometry
4000
3500
3362
Algebra II
3000
3500
3500
Cumulative Score
7,500
10,371
10,513
No
No
Yes
Met CS in Math?
Reason
Did not meet
Minimum Score in
Algebra II
*Cannot graduate
on RHSP
CS did not add to
10,500.
*Could retake any
math test to raise
CS
*Met minimum in
Geom. Although
didn’t pass, still
counts towards
CS
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Eliminating the Fear!
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