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TAKS vs. STAAR/EOC. How does the TAKS compare to the STARR/EOC regarding…. ASSESSED CURRICULUM?. Created by Shelby Waller, Region 9 ESC. The following presentation is based upon the TEA document comparing TAKS to STAAR/EOC, which can be found at the following site:
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TAKS vs. STAAR/EOCHow does the TAKS compare to the STARR/EOC regarding….ASSESSED CURRICULUM?Created by Shelby Waller, Region 9 ESCThe following presentation is based upon the TEA document comparing TAKS to STAAR/EOC, which can be found at the following site:http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/Created by Shelby Waller, Region 9 ESCAssessed CurriculumTested SEs determined by educator committeesTested SEs determined by Tx. Teachers
  • Readiness SEs:
  • Tested every yr
  • Ess. for success in current gr.
  • Impt. for next gr.
  • Supports CCRS
  • Requires in-depth instruction
  • Broad/deep ideas
  • SEs grouped by:
  • Readiness
  • Supporting
  • Cannot be assessed
  • SE’s grouped by ObjectivesBlueprints Developed9th – 12thEOCs will test ONLY grade level contentSTAAREOCTAKS5th , 8th Science and 9 – 11 Tests assessed content from multiple courses5thSci – will include some 3rd/4th8thSci – will include some 6th/7th3rd – 8th grade test grade level content only (except 5th & 8th science)30 – 60 items on each test:1 essay in 4th & 7th
  • Supporting SEs:
  • Tested on a rotation
  • Introduced in current gd. Or…
  • Reinforced in current gd.
  • Emphasized in another gd.
  • Do not play a central role for next gd.
  • Narrow ideas
  • Tests will be longer:2 essays in 4th & 7thBlueprints focused on # of items per objectiveBlueprints will focus on standards that prepare students for the next grade/courseThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®TAKS vs. STAAR/EOCHow does the TAKS compare to the STARR/EOC regarding….RIGOR OF ASSESSMENT?Rigor of AssessmentItem development process followed since guidelines developed in 2001
  • Why more Rigor?
  • Better able to measure growth of high-achieving students
  • Better alignment to the VERBS in the TEKS SEs
  • Tests will increase in length at most gradesPerformance Standards were approved in 2001Test difficulty will increase by adding more rigorous items at a greater depth of cognitive complexityPerf. Measures will be set using empirical data that links perf. year to year Perf. Standards have remained the same: therefore, students have “outgrown” the testEmpirical Data = Compare student perf. with nationally normed-referenced testsBoth have Performance Standards or MeasuresSTAAREOCTAKSPerf. Standards will be reviewed every 3 years & adjusted if appropriate to maintain a high standard of rigorCommended Perf. difficult to measure because there are too few rigorous items4th & 7th Writing = 2 writing tasks instead of 1Science & Math = few open-ended items
  • Types of Possible Writing Tasks:
  • Personal narrative
  • Literary
  • Expository
  • Persuasive
  • Analytic
  • 4th & 7th Writing = 1 writing taskScience & Math = more open-ended items (not multiple choice… derive answer on your own)Thinking Maps Double Bubble Map®TAKS vs. STAAR/EOCHow does the TAKS compare to the STARR/EOC regarding….FIELD TESTING?Field -Testing7th Writing will have a one-time stand-alone Field TestStand alone field tests 2003-2007 in many areas occurred annually
  • Stand Alone FT:
  • 4th & 7th writing
  • 9th reading
  • 10th & Exit ELA
  • 5th Spanish reading & math
  • 4th Writing will have a stand-alone Field Test every 3 years2008 – stand alone field tests moved to every other yearSTAAREOCBoth will have Field TestsTAKSAll EOCs will have a one-time stand-alone Field TestField test items were embedded into operational assessments in all other grade level/content areasOnce STAAR up and running, all field testing will be embeddedThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®TAKS vs. STAAR/EOCHow does the TAKS compare to the STARR/EOC regarding….PERFORMANCE STANDARDS?Performance StandardsPerf. Standards set as an ALIGNED SYSTEM across grades within a content areaSet separately for each grade and subjectBoth will have Performance StandardsSTAAREOCTAKSBoth consider test content in setting standards
  • Perf. Standards will be based on data from empirical studies of…
  • Other state tests
  • National tests
  • International tests
  • Examination of the STAAR/EOC content
  • Perf. Standards set based on examination of test content onlyThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®TAKS vs. STAAR/EOCHow does the TAKS compare to the STARR/EOC regarding….TEST ADMINISTRATION PROCEDURESTest Administration Procedures4th & 7th writing and English I, II, III EOC will be a two-day tests with more embedded field test itemsAll tests administered in a one-day time frameSTAAREOCSome tests were and will continue to be a one-day testing formatTAKSAll EOCs will be available online and pencil/paper formatOnline testing offered for exit-level retests onlyThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®TAKS vs. STAAR/EOCHow does the TAKS compare to the STARR/EOC regarding….MEASUREMENT OF STUDENT PROGRESS?Measurement of Student ProgressGrowth model developed AFTER TAKS was in place (Texas Projection Measure) Growth model will be developed asSTAAR /EOCs are developedProgress measures will be based on the new, more rigorous standards associated with STAARGrowth measures are projections to the next high stakes testing grade level 5th, 8th, 11th) STAAREOCBoth will have Progress MeasuresTAKSProgress measures will be PHASED IN over several years as data becomes availableProgress measures will provide early warning indicators for students who…Growth measures tell us if students are on track to meet the passing standard in the next high-stakes grade
  • May not pass STAAR
  • May not pass the next grade or course
  • May not be ready for advanced courses in math and English
  • May not be college or career ready in math & English
  • Thinking Maps Double Bubble Map®TAKS vs. STAAR/EOCHow does the TAKS compare to the STARR/EOC regarding….NUMBER OF TESTING DAYSNumber of Testing DaysTotal Testing Days for grades 3 – 8 with SSI retesting = 27Total Testing Days Grades 3 – 8 with SSI retesting = 27
  • 4th & 7th writing now a 2-day test
  • Most of the EOCs are 2-day tests
  • All EOCs offer 2 additional testing opportunities per year
  • STAAREOCBoth will have Tests, Make up Days, and Re-testsTAKSTotal Testing Days for grades 9th – 11th with Exit Level retesting = 25Total Testing Days for 9th – 12th grade EOCs with retesting = 45Thinking Maps Double Bubble Map®TAKS vs. STAAR/EOCHow does the TAKS compare to the STARR/EOC regarding….ELL ASSESSMENT?ELL AssessmentMajority of ELLs will take STAAR in English or SpanishMajority of ELLs take TAKS in English or TAKS in SpanishGrades 3 – 10: Recent immigrant ELLS may be granted a LEP exemption for up to 3 yearsELL students will be assessedState exemptions and linguistically accommodated STAAR assessment methods for ELLs are under reviewSTAAREOCTAKSExempt LEP students still must be assessed in the FEDERALLY mandated subject areas (math & reading, grades 3-8 and 10) with linguistic accommodationsMost ELLs will take the regular state assessmentGoal = include MORE ELL students in regular STAAR/ EOC assessmentALL ELLS must pass exit level TAKS to graduate… no exemptions, but testing may be postponed the first 12 months he is in US schoolsThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®TAKS vs. STAAR/EOCHow does the TAKS compare to the STARR/EOC regarding….SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT?SPED AssessmentModified and alternate versions of STAAR 3 - 8 WILL be developed
  • 4 Options for SPED:
  • Regular TAKS
  • TAKS Accommodated
  • TAKS Modified
  • TAKS Alternate
  • EOCs will most likely NOT have modified or alternate versions due to the nature of the coursework All SPED TAKS Assessments aligned to TEKS and TAKS Objectives with modified BLUEPRINTSSPED students will be assessedSeparate Performance Standards were set on TAKS–M and TAKS-ALtSTAAREOCModified & Alternate STAAR tests will be aligned to TEKS but will differ from the regular STAARTAKSVarious forms of the state test will be availableAlternate versions will be developed AT THE SAME TIME as STAAR development activitiesTAKS-A has the same Performance Measures as the regular TAKS testsSPED TAKS tests were developed AFTER the TAKS program was well establishedThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®TAKS vs. STAAR/EOCHow does the TAKS compare to the STARR/EOC regarding….EQUATING?EquatingSTAAR CONSIDERING pre- and post-equating modelsTAKS uses pre and post-equating models to verify test maintain same level of difficulty from year to yearPre- & post-equating models usedSTAAREOCTAKSPost-equating has been done using the base items as the linking items from year to yearNew post-equating design will use embedded linking items on a subset of test forms; this may be considered in grades 3 – 8 and English I, II, and IIIThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®Black & White Copies for HandoutsAssessed Curriculum
  • Readiness SEs:
  • Tested every yr
  • Ess. for success in current gr.
  • Impt. for next gr.
  • Supports CCRS
  • Requires in-depth instruction
  • Broad/deep ideas
  • Tested SEs determined by educator committeesTested SEs determined by Tx. Teachers
  • SEs grouped by:
  • Readiness
  • Supporting
  • Cannot be assessed
  • SE’s grouped by ObjectivesBlueprints Developed9th – 12thEOCs will test ONLY grade level contentSTAAREOCTAKS5th , 8th Science and 9 – 11 Tests assessed content from multiple courses5thSci – will include some 3rd/4th8thSci – will include some 6th/7th3rd – 8th grade test grade level content only (except 5th & 8th science)30 – 60 items on each test:1 essay in 4th & 7th
  • Supporting SEs:
  • Tested on a rotation
  • Introduced in current gd. Or…
  • Reinforced in current gd.
  • Emphasized in another gd.
  • Do not play a central role for next gd.
  • Narrow ideas
  • Tests will be longer:2 essays in 4th & 7thBlueprints focused on # of items per objectiveBlueprints will focus on standards that prepare students for the next grade/courseThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®Rigor of Assessment
  • Why more Rigor?
  • Better able to measure growth of high-achieving students
  • Better alignment to the VERBS in the TEKS SEs
  • Item development process followed since guidelines developed in 2001Tests will increase in length at most gradesPerformance Standards were approved in 2001Test difficulty will increase by adding more rigorous items at a greater depth of cognitive complexityPerf. Measures will be set using empirical data that links perf. year to year Perf. Standards have remained the same: therefore, students have “outgrown” the testEmpirical Data = Compare student perf. with nationally normed-referenced testsBoth have Performance Standards or MeasuresSTAAREOCTAKSPerf. Standards will be reviewed every 3 years & adjusted if appropriate to maintain a high standard of rigorCommended Perf. difficult to measure because there are too few rigorous items4th & 7th Writing = 2 writing tasks instead of 1
  • Types of Possible Writing Tasks:
  • Personal narrative
  • Literary
  • Expository
  • Persuasive
  • Analytic
  • Science & Math = few open-ended items4th & 7th Writing = 1 writing taskScience & Math = more open-ended items (not multiple choice… derive answer on your own)Thinking Maps Double Bubble Map®Field -Testing7th Writing will have a one-time stand-alone Field TestStand alone field tests 2003-2007 in many areas occurred annually
  • Stand Alone FT:
  • 4th & 7th writing
  • 9th reading
  • 10th & Exit ELA
  • 5th Spanish reading & math
  • 4th Writing will have a stand-alone Field Test every 3 years2008 – stand alone field tests moved to every other yearSTAAREOCBoth will have Field TestsTAKSAll EOCs will have a one-time stand-alone Field TestField test items were embedded into operational assessments in all other grade level/content areasOnce STAAR up and running, all field testing will be embeddedThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®Performance StandardsPerf. Standards set as an ALIGNED SYSTEM across grades within a content areaSet separately for each grade and subjectBoth will have Performance StandardsSTAAREOCTAKSBoth consider test content in setting standards
  • Perf. Standards will be based on data from empirical studies of…
  • Other state tests
  • National tests
  • International tests
  • Examination of the STAAR/EOC content
  • Perf. Standards set based on examination of test content onlyThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®Test Administration Procedures4th & 7th writing and English I, II, III EOC will be a two-day tests with more embedded field test itemsAll tests administered in a one-day time frameSTAAREOCSome tests were and will continue to be a one-day testing formatTAKSAll EOCs will be available online and pencil/paper formatOnline testing offered for exit-level retests onlyThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®Measurement of Student ProgressGrowth model developed AFTER TAKS was in place (Texas Projection Measure) Growth model will be developed AS STAAR /EOCs are developedProgress measures will be based on the new, more rigorous standards associated with STAARGrowth measures are projections to the next high stakes testing grade level 5th, 8th, 11th) STAAREOCBoth will have Progress MeasuresTAKSProgress measures will be PHASED IN over several years as data becomes availableProgress measures will provide early warning indicators for students who…Growth measures tell us if students are on track to meet the passing standard in the next high-stakes grade
  • May not pass STAAR
  • May not pass the next grade or course
  • May not be ready for advanced courses in math and English
  • May not be college or career ready in math & English
  • Thinking Maps Double Bubble Map®Number of Testing DaysTotal Testing Days for grades 3 – 8 with SSI retesting = 27Total Testing Days Grades 3 – 8 with SSI retesting = 27
  • 4th & 7th writing now a 2-day test
  • Most of the EOCs are 2-day tests
  • All EOCs offer 2 additional testing opportunities per year
  • STAAREOCBoth will have Tests, Make up Days, and Re-testsTAKSTotal Testing Days for grades 9th – 11th with Exit Level retesting = 25Total Testing Days for 9th – 12th grade EOCs with retesting = 45Thinking Maps Double Bubble Map®ELL AssessmentMajority of ELLs take TAKS in English or TAKS in SpanishMajority of ELLs will take STAAR in English or SpanishGrades 3 – 10: Recent immigrant ELLS may be granted a LEP exemption for up to 3 yearsELL students will be assessedState exemptions and linguistically accommodated STAAR assessment methods for ELLs are under reviewSTAAREOCTAKSExempt LEP students still must be assessed in the FEDERALLY mandated subject areas (math & reading, grades 3-8 and 10) with linguistic accommodationsMost ELLs will take the regular state assessmentGoal = include MORE ELL students in regular STAAR/ EOC assessmentALL ELLS must pass exit level TAKS to graduate… no exemptions, but testing may be postponed the first 12 months he is in US schoolsThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®SPED AssessmentModified and alternate versions of STAAR 3 - 8 WILL be developed
  • 4 Options for SPED:
  • Regular TAKS
  • TAKS Accommodated
  • TAKS Modified
  • TAKS Alternate
  • EOCs will most likely NOT have modified or alternate versions due to the nature of the coursework All SPED TAKS Assessments aligned to TEKS and TAKS Objectives with modified BLUEPRINTSSPED students will be assessedSeparate Performance Standards were set on TAKS–M and TAKS-ALtSTAAREOCModified & Alternate STAAR tests will be aligned to TEKS but will differ from the regular STAARTAKSVarious forms of the state test will be availableAlternate versions will be developed AT THE SAME TIME as STAAR development activitiesTAKS-A has the same Performance Measures as the regular TAKS testsSPED TAKS tests were developed AFTER the TAKS program was well establishedThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®EquatingSTAAR CONSIDERING pre- and post-equating modelsTAKS uses pre and post-equating models to verify test maintain same level of difficulty from year to yearPre- & post-equating models usedSTAAREOCTAKSPost-equating has been done using the base items as the linking items from year to yearNew post-equating design will use embedded linking items on a subset of test forms; this may be considered in grades 3 – 8 and English I, II, and IIIThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®Color Copies for HandoutsAssessed CurriculumTested SEs determined by educator committeesTested SEs determined by Tx. Teachers
  • Readiness SEs:
  • Tested every yr
  • Ess. for success in current gr.
  • Impt. for next gr.
  • Supports CCRS
  • Requires in-depth instruction
  • Broad/deep ideas
  • SEs grouped by:
  • Readiness
  • Supporting
  • Cannot be assessed
  • SE’s grouped by ObjectivesBlueprints Developed9th – 12thEOCs will test ONLY grade level contentSTAAREOCTAKS5th , 8th Science and 9 – 11 Tests assessed content from multiple courses5thSci – will include some 3rd/4th8thSci – will include some 6th/7th3rd – 8th grade test grade level content only (except 5th & 8th science)30 – 60 items on each test:1 essay in 4th & 7thTests will be longer:2 essays in 4th & 7thBlueprints focused on # of items per objective
  • Supporting SEs:
  • Tested on a rotation
  • Introduced in current gd. Or…
  • Reinforced in current gd.
  • Emphasized in another gd.
  • Do not play a central role for next gd.
  • Narrow ideas
  • Blueprints will focus on standards that prepare students for the next grade/courseThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®Rigor of AssessmentItem development process followed since guidelines developed in 2001
  • Why more Rigor?
  • Better able to measure growth of high-achieving students
  • Better alignment to the VERBS in the TEKS SEs
  • Tests will increase in length at most gradesPerformance Standards were approved in 2001Test difficulty will increase by adding more rigorous items at a greater depth of cognitive complexityPerf. Measures will be set using empirical data that links perf. year to year Perf. Standards have remained the same: therefore, students have “outgrown” the testEmpirical Data = Compare student perf. with nationally normed-referenced testsBoth have Performance Standards or MeasuresSTAAREOCTAKSPerf. Standards will be reviewed every 3 years & adjusted if appropriate to maintain a high standard of rigorCommended Perf. difficult to measure because there are too few rigorous items4th & 7th Writing = 2 writing tasks instead of 1Science & Math = few open-ended items
  • Types of Possible Writing Tasks:
  • Personal narrative
  • Literary
  • Expository
  • Persuasive
  • Analytic
  • 4th & 7th Writing = 1 writing taskScience & Math = more open-ended items (not multiple choice… derive answer on your own)Thinking Maps Double Bubble Map®Field -Testing7th Writing will have a one-time stand-alone Field TestStand alone field tests 2003-2007 in many areas occurred annually
  • Stand Alone FT:
  • 4th & 7th writing
  • 9th reading
  • 10th & Exit ELA
  • 5th Spanish reading & math
  • 4th Writing will have a stand-alone Field Test every 3 years2008 – stand alone field tests moved to every other yearSTAAREOCBoth will have Field TestsTAKSAll EOCs will have a one-time stand-alone Field TestField test items were embedded into operational assessments in all other grade level/content areasOnce STAAR up and running, all field testing will be embeddedThinking Maps Double Bubble Map®Performance StandardsPerf. Standards set as an ALIGNED SYSTEM across grades within a content areaSet separately for each grade and subjectBoth will have Performance StandardsSTAAREOCTAKSBoth consider test content in setting standards
  • Perf. Standards will be based on data from empirical studies of…
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