STAAR Blueprint Redesign
On November 29, 2016 TEA posted an update to the Revised STAAR Blueprints that show a reduction in the overall number of test questions for all STAAR tested subjects in grades 3-8 as per HB 743. HB 743 requires that STAAR tests be designed so that 85 percent of students in grades 3-5 can finish within two hours (120 minutes), and 85 percent of students in grades 6-8 can finish within 3 hours (180 minutes). This did not reduce the time allowed for testing which remains 4 hours for each of the tests listed above.
HB 657 outlines options for 5th and 8th grade students with IEP's who do not pass STAAR. A summary and text of HB 657 and a sample parental notification that is required by September 1st are linked here!
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