* Revised to show the reduction in the number of items on STAAR (released by TEA on 11/01/16).

Elementary Snapshot Scaffold Released Tests (IQ) Academic Vocab Student Learning Reports
Kinder Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Kinder (Spanish) Reading
Grade 1 Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Grade 1 (Spanish) Reading
Grade 2 Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Grade 2 (Spanish) Reading
Grade 3 Math *
Reading/Writing *
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading
Math
Reading
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Grade 3 (Spanish) Math *
Reading/Writing *
Math (New)
Reading
Reading Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Grade 4 Math *
Reading/Writing *
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading
Math
Reading/Writing
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Grade 4 (Spanish) Math *
Reading/Writing *
Math (New)
Reading/Writing
Reading Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Grade 5 Math *
Reading/Writing *
Science *
Social Studies
Math
Reading
Science
Math
Reading
Science
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Grade 5 (Spanish) Math *
Reading/Writing *
Science *
Math (New)
Reading
Science
Reading Math
Reading/Writing
Science

Secondary Snapshot Scaffold Released Tests (IQ) Academic Vocab Student Learning Reports
Grade 6 Math *
Reading/Writing *
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading
Math
Reading
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Grade 7 Math *
Reading/Writing *
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading
SS 7th/8th
Math
Reading/Writing
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Grade 8 Math *
Reading/Writing *
Science *
Social Studies *
Math
Reading
Science
SS 7th/8th
Math
Reading
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
High School Math
Reading/Writing
Science
Social Studies
Alg I   Alg II   Geo
Eng I   Eng II
Bio
WH USH
Alg I
Reading/Writing
Bio
USH
Alg I
Reading/Writing
Bio
Social Studies
Alg I   Alg II   Geo
Eng I   Eng II   Eng III
Bio   Chem   Phy
WH   USH  WG

 

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**The IQ released test documents are updated with 2016 released items.

Old Versions of Math Snapshots

Math Snapshots

quicklook

quicklinks
quicklook 2016-17 School Year Update (REVISED 01/09/2017) NEW

This quicklook summarizes key updates relating to assessment and accountability for the 2016-17 School Year (including the redesign of STAAR assessments in Grades 3-8 for Spring 2017, TEA’s decision to remove the short answer reading questions from the English I, English II and English III assessments, and the availability of an enhanced online version of STAAR beginning in Spring 2017, which eliminates the need for separate STAAR A and STAAR L test forms)

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quicklook 2018 Accountability – Methodology and Targets for “What If” Ratings Assigned in Legislative Report NEW

This quicklook summarizes the methodologies and targets used by TEA to assign “what if” ratings to districts and campuses for the 2015-16 school year in its January 1, 2017 Legislative Report. The ratings assigned by TEA in the Legislative Report are for informational purposes to meet a legislative requirement and represent work-in-progress models that are likely to change before A–F ratings become effective in August 2018. No inferences about official district or campus performance in the 2015–16 school year should be drawn from these ratings, and these ratings should not be considered predictors of future district or campus performance ratings.

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quicklook 2018 Accountability (REV 10/19/2016)

This quicklook summarizes the 2018 Accountability System (the A-F ratings system), based on the preliminary information that TEA has released relating to the development of the system

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quicklook 2016 Accountability (REV. 08/05/2016)

This quicklook summarizes the 2016 Accountability System for traditional school districts and campuses, including the Index 2 and Index 3 targets posted by TEA on August 4, 2016

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quicklook 2016 Progress Measures – STAAR Progress Measure and ELL Progress Measure

This quicklook summarizes the STAAR Progress Measure and the ELL Progress Measure in a side-by-side format. The tests to which each measure apply are identified, as well as the requirements and methodologies relating to how each measure is determined. Examples are also provided to illustrate how the measures would apply to specific student performances.

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quicklook 2016 Accountability – Inclusion of ELL Students in 4 Performance Indexes

This quicklook summarizes the rules relating to the inclusion of assessments taken by ELL students in the 4 Performance Indexes for 2016 Accountability

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2015-16 School Year Update (REV. 10/12/2015)

This quicklook summarizes key updates relating to assessment and accountability for the 2015-16 School Year (including the new “standard progression” model for increasing the Level II performance standard on STAAR from Level II-Phase 1 to Level II-Final (Recommended) by the 2021-22 school year)

quicklinks
quicklook 2015 Accountability (REV. 07/27/2015)

This quicklook summarizes the 2015 Accountability System for traditional school districts and campuses, and has been revised to include the absolute targets for Index 2 for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and districts that were released by TEA on July 24, 2015

quicklinks
quicklook Summary of Key Education-Related Bill Passed by 84th Texas Legislature

This quicklook summarizes provisions of key laws passed by the 84th Texas Legislature that are the most relevant to campus and district leaders relating to curriculum, instruction, assessment and accountability

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quicklook Senate Bill 149

This quicklook summarizes the provisions of SB 149 (adopted by the 84th Texas Legislature and signed into law by Governor Abbott on May 11, 2015) relating to alternative methods for satisfying certain public high school graduation requirements, including the use of individual graduation committees

quicklinks
2014-15 School Year Update (REV. 09/01/2014)

This quicklook summarizes the 2014-15 School Year updates relating to assessment and curriculum – including the new Phase-In Plan for Level II announced by TEA on August 21, 2014 and important changes to state assessment described in TEA’s letter dated August 29, 2014

quicklinks
quicklook 2014 Accountability (REV 08/31/2014)

This quicklook summarizes the 2014 Accountability System for traditional school districts and campuses, and has been revised to included the absolute targets for Index 2 and Index 3 for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and districts that were released by TEA on July 28, 2014

Spring 2017

NEW NEW Spring 2017 PROJECTED ESTIMATES – Raw Score Conversion Ranges for Spring 2017 STAAR Assessments (REV 01/10/2017) (Using Performance Standards Identified in PROPOSED Commissioner Rule Published December 7, 2106)

The ESTIMATED raw score ranges reported in this table were calculated by applying the %age of items required for students to meet the applicable performance standard on the Spring 2016 (English) paper administration versions of the indicated STAAR assessments to the maximum raw scores for each assessment in Spring 2017. The ESTIMATED raw score ranges are ONLY estimated projections for the Spring 2017 assessments. This table is intended SOLELY to provide approximations or reasonable estimates of the ranges of raw cut points for the applicable scale score performance standards specified in PROPOSED Commissioner Rule for the Spring 2017 STAAR assessments.

NEW STAAR Performance Standards Beginning in 2016-17 as Specified by PROPOSED Commissioner Rule Published December 7, 2016

This document summarizes the STAAR performance standards for each STAAR assessment beginning in 2016-17 as specified in PROPOSED Commissioner Rule published on December 7, 2016. As specified in the PROPOSED Rule, the Commissioner has recommended that the current phase-in schedule be replaced with a final set of standards and labels to indicate four levels of student performance, as follows: Did Not Meet Grade Level, Approaches Grade Level, Meets Grade Level, and Masters Grade Level.

Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Raw Score Conversions STAAR Grades 3-8 and EOCs (REV 07/06/16)

Reports the scale score cutpoints and corresponding raw score conversion cut points for Level II-Phase 1, Level II-2015-16 Standard Progression, Level II-2016-17 Standard Progression, Level II-2017-18 Standard Progression, Level II-Final, and Level III for the Spring 2016 paper administrations (English) of STAAR assessments in Grades 3-8 and EOCs. (For Grades 5 and 8 Reading and Math, the chart only reports the raw score conversions for the first, or primary, administration of the test.)

Spring 2016 Raw Score Conversions STAAR Spanish Grades 3-5

Reports the scale score cutpoints and corresponding raw score conversion cut points for Level II-Phase 1, Level II-2015-16 Standard Progression, Level II-2016-17 Standard Progression, Level II-2017-18 Standard Progression, Level II-Final, and Level III for the Spring 2016 paper administrations of STAAR Spanish assessments in Grades 3-5. (For Grade 5 Reading and Math, the chart only reports the raw score conversions for the first, or primary, administration of the test.)

Level II-Phase-in Performance Standards for EOCs

This document summarizes the scale scores that a student will need to achieve in order to pass EOCs taken by the student based on the school year in which the student takes his/her first EOC.

2016 STAAR Progress Measure Chart

This document summarizes the cutpoints for assigning progress categories for the 2016 STAAR Progress Measure: Did Not Meet Progress, Met Progress and Exceeded Progress.

Testing Accessibility

2017 Calendar Year

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Testing Accessibility – 2017 NEW

This quicklook summarizes information relating to the use of Accessibility Features and Designated Supports for state assessments administered in calendar year 2017

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Designated Supports That May Be Locally Approved – 2017 (REV 01/11/2017) NEW

This quicklook summarizes the requirements relating to the use of locally-approved Designated Supports on state assessments administered in calendar year 2017

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Designated Supports Requiring TEA Approval – 2017 NEW

This quicklook summarizes the requirements relating to the use of Designated Supports requiring TEA approval on state assessments administered in calendar year 2017

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Allowable Supplemental Aids – 2017 (REV 12/11/2016) NEW

This quicklook summarizes examples of allowable and non-allowable supplemental aids for state assessments administered in calendar year 2017 (based on examples provided by TEA in its PowerPoint posted at: http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/accommodations/

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Accessibility Features – 2017 NEW

This quicklook summarizes information relating to Accessibility Features for state assessments administered in calendar year 2017. The document is posted in Word version to allow users to utilize the resource by documenting the names of students who regularly benefit from the use of these procedures and materials during instruction.

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STAAR Alternate 2 – 2017 (coming soon)

STAAR Alternate 2 is the assessment designed by TEA to assess students in grades 3–8 and high school who have significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving special education services. This quicklook summarizes the design of STAAR Alternate 2 and the eligibility requirements for students to be able to participate in STAAR Alternate 2 in calendar year 2017.

2016 Calendar Year

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Testing Accommodations – 2016 (REV. 02/01/2016)

This quicklook summarizes information relating to the use of accommodations for state assessments administered in calendar year 2016

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Type 1 Accommodations for Students with Disabilities – 2016 (REV. 02/01/2016)

This quicklook summarizes the requirements from TEA’s Accommodations Triangle relating to the use of Type 1 Accommodations by students with disabilities for state assessments administered in calendar year 2016

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Type 2 Accommodations for Students with Disabilities – 2016 (REV. 02/01/2016)

This quicklook summarizes the requirements from TEA’s Accommodations Triangle relating to the use of Type 2 Accommodations by students with disabilities for state assessments administered in calendar year 2016

quicklinks
Allowable Supplemental Aids – 2016 (REV. 02/01/2016)

This quicklook summarizes the examples of allowable and non-allowable supplemental aids provided by TEA in its PowerPoint posted at: TEA Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

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Allowable Test Administration Procedures and Materials – 2016 (REV. 02/01/2016)

This quicklook summarizes information relating to Allowable Test Administration Procedures and Materials for STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR L, STAAR A, and TELPAS. The document is posted in Word version to allow users to utilize the resource by documenting the names of students who regularly benefit from the use of these procedures and materials during instruction.

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STAAR A – 2016 (REV. 02/01/2016)

STAAR A is an accommodated version of STAAR and is offered as an online assessment in the same grades and subjects as STAAR (other than Algebra II and English III). STAAR A provides embedded supports (including visual aids, graphic organizers, clarifications of construct-irrelevant terms, and text-to-speech functionality) designed to help students with disabilities access the content being assessed. This quicklook summarizes the design of STAAR A and the eligibility requirements for students to be able to participate in the STAAR A in calendar year 2016.

quicklinks
STAAR Alternate 2 – 2016 (REV. 02/01/2016)

STAAR Alternate 2 is the assessment designed by TEA to assess students in grades 3–8 and high school who have significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving special education services. This quicklook summarizes the design of STAAR Alternate 2 and the eligibility requirements for students to be able to participate in the STAAR Alternate 2 in calendar year 2016.

Sentence Stems
Instructional Strategies Playlists

Instructional Strategies Playlists provide descriptions of instructional strategies to engage learners, provide practice without penalty, encourage interaction among students, and see and hear students’ thinking

Sentence Stems
Thinking Stems

Thinking Stems are used to give students a framework to explain their thinking, expose students to vocabulary often found in the process standards, provide language support for ELLs, and increases oral language proficiency

Sentence Stems
Thinking Stems (Spanish)

The Thinking Stems in Spanish are used to give students a framework to explain their thinking, expose students to vocabulary often found in the process standards, provide language support for ELLs, and increases oral language proficiency

 



 



 


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