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Transcript of TMSA MSTAR
and identifies students’ level of risk for not
being ready for algebra.
Answers two key questions... MSTAR Diagnostic
Assessment Identifies students who are “at risk” and provides “why” a student is struggling with a particular concept.
Key Algebra Related Content MSTAR Professional
Development Provides tools for delivering instruction to all students in achieving algebra readiness and supports informed decision-making based on the results of the MSTAR assessments. MSTAR The MSTAR initiative is in collaboration with ESC Region XIII and the TEA. It began in the summer of 2010 with the goals of
(1) improving overall mathematics instruction, and
(2) impacting student achievement.
MSTAR is comprised of three lead components structured and integrated to support students and teachers in grades
5-8 to achieve mathematics success. Supporting Students
Middle School Students
in Texas: Algebra
Ready (MSTAR) Savannah Hill and Sharri Zachary
Southern Methodist University In 2012, 50% of students identified as Special Education did not pass the Algebra I EOC. The Newly Adopted TEKS (implemented in 2014), will include algebra related strands in grades 6-8 that include mathematical process standards, number and operations, proportionality, expressions, equations, and relationships.
Grade 6 - fluency in integer operations, as well a multiplication and division of positive rational numbers.
Grade 7 - fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of rational numbers. What are some things that teachers can do to increase proficiency and prepare to implement the new TEKS? And... 1. Are students on-track or at-risk for meeting expectations in algebra and algebra-readiness? Provide connections to and strengthen participants’ knowledge of CCRS, ELPS, RtI
Available via face-to-face and online professional development courses. MSTAR Introduction: An Executive Summary
MSTAR Academy I: Fraction/Decimal Relationships and Operations
MSTAR Academy I: Review and Needs Assessment
MSTAR Academy I: Lesson Study Model Implementation
More about Tier II for the Math Learner
Addressing the G/T Math Learner through RtI
Addressing the College and Career Readiness Standards in Math Given in Fall, Winter and Spring
to monitor students risk status Not intended to provide
diagnostic information Guides instructional decisions Special Education
Grade 6 STAAR - 61%
Grade 7 STAAR - 34%
Grade 8 STAAR - 44% 2. What is the degree of intensity of instructional supports or supplemental interventions needed for students who are at-risk for not meeting expectations in algebra? Take advantage
of the MSTAR
initiatives! www.projectsharetexas.org http://mstar.epsilen.com Research in Mathematics Education
www.smu.edu/rme @RME_SMU Identify students’ current level of understanding in key algebra-related content
Identify students’ persistent misconceptions in key algebra-related content Provides information that can be used to plan supplemental instruction
Not intended to provide screening information Limited English Proficient
Grade 6 STAAR - 59%
Grade 7 STAAR - 45%
Grade 8 STAAR - 50%
Algebra I EOC - 60% Introduction to the Revised TEKS
Focal Points and TEKS Comparisons
New Content, New Opportunities to Learn
Building on Fluency to Build Proficiency
Mathematical Process Standards and Project Share Gateway Learning Objects