The July 2016 STAAR Algebra I test will assess the TEKS as indicated in the new assessed curriculum documents and use the new blueprint, but will use only the “overlap” curriculum. Since the test is built to the new curriculum, students will used the new reference materials. There will not be any field test questions for the July administration.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
In an effort to increase the number of certified computer science teachers in Texas, the University of Texas at Austin Center for STEM Education is offering a free online version of the WeTeach_CS Certification Preparation course. This course launches June 14, and registration is available now.
WeTeach_CS Certification Prep is a comprehensive, six-week program that prepares educators to take and pass the CS certification test. It reviews all of the main concepts covered in the three certification domains: Software Design and Development, Programming Language topics, and Technology Applications. Teachers with at least some prior experience in coding or programming interested in becoming certified to teach Grades 8-12 Computer Science are eligible to attend.
After the Computer Science certification test is passed and teachers have applied for the certification, a $1,000 stipend will be awarded by the Texas Regional Collaboratives (TRC) thanks to support from 100Kin10 and the TEA. For more information, please contact the University of Texas at Austin Center for STEM Education by following this link.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Statistics and Risk Management Training informs participants about and provides a framework for teaching Statistics and Risk Management in the career and technical education (CTE) classroom. The course covers the general areas of describing data, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, money flow, financial resources, data forecasting and management, fiscal stability, risk-management strategies, and production. The training is divided into six parts. Participants are expected to complete all six parts. Participants who successfully complete course activities and assessments earn 15 CPE credits per part for a total of 90 CPEs.
Use the link below to find the raw scores and the scale scores for the 2015-2016 tests. While the EOC documents at the bottom are titled December 2015, they are correct for the Spring 2016 tests. Let us know if you have questions.