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STAAR: Middle School ELAR Overview

To help parents understand what will the new state assessment will consist of and how to help their child prepare.
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Na Tasha Crain

on 13 September 2012

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Transcript of STAAR: Middle School ELAR Overview

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/ Grades 6-8 Reading Grade 7 Writing Texas Education Agency (TEA) Website: For more information: read, Read, READ!!!! What can Parents Do to Help? write, Write, WRITE!!!! STAAR Points Time Limits:
TEA will establish a 4-hour time limit for the STAAR grades 3–8 assessments for the 2012 spring test administration.
Extended time accommodations for students with unique learning needs or circumstances will continue to be offered.
Dictionary Policies:
Dictionaries must be available to all students taking STAAR reading and writing assessments (including STAAR Modified and STAAR L) at grades 6-8 throughout the entire test.
Standard Setting Activities:
Performance standards for the STAAR grades 3–8 assessments will be set in fall 2012, so only raw scores will be reported following the spring 2012 administrations
Testing Dates for the 2011-2012 School Year:
Grade 7 Writing (2 Day Test): March 27th -28th
Grade 8 Reading: March 28th
Grade 6 and 7 Reading: April 25th 26 lines to write a one page essay Genres (types of text) Grade 6 Grade 8 Grade 7 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness What is STAAR? Released Test Example Questions and Writing Prompts Family Literacy Night

A.T. Stewart Middle School
Debra Robertson, Principal
Yvonne Atkins, Instructional Coach

Na Tasha Crain, Language Arts Facilitator
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