Have you been scouring the web looking for a way to prepare your students for the new STAAR Online test? But mostly all you can find are practice tests that the state released for prior years when the test was paper and pencil? Then you’ll want to read this!
When there are seismic shifts in testing, it’s best to get your students ready well in advance. TeacherMade Teachers shared digitized versions of the 2019 and 2021 Texas STAAR tests in Reading and Writing. Using TeacherMade’s STAAR question types, you can give these tests a facelift for 2023.
Confusing tech will not affect your students. Not this year!
The best way to prepare for online standardized tests is to expose your students to the test format throughout the year. With TeacherMade, you can do just that! By converting your paper-based assignments to online digital activities, you allow your students to have consistent exposure to tech-enhanced items that they will see in their testing environment.
To illustrate how TeacherMade works, we converted a released STAAR Test from 2021 into the format of the new STAAR 2023 Online Test using the app. Take a look at the examples shown below. The image on the left contains a passage set from the Grade 3 2021 Reading Test. The image on the right is that same passage set transformed into the new STAAR format using TeacherMade. It now contains many of the new online STAAR test questions but can be used in any class period throughout the year.
We’ve recycled and transformed paper-and-pencil STAAR materials into the new online STAAR 2023 format using the tools you’ll find in TeacherMade. They’re conveniently located in the table below. Now you and your students have plenty of redesigned STAAR 2023 practice tests to work with. We’ll be adding more all the time, too. So check back often! (Click here to see this table in a new tab.)
TeacherMade converts your existing PDFs, Word Docx, images, and paper documents into online digital worksheets. TeacherMade also has auto-grading functionality, so you can greatly reduce your time grading each assignment for your class. It’s simple to get started.
TeacherMade’s Digital Assessment Tools help make your students feel familiar with the questions on their state testing, ultimately minimizing stress and allowing them to focus on the content, not the question type!
Your students will never be caught off guard by the format of the standardized test question types. By using TeacherMade throughout the school year, they have been preparing for the state test every day!
Here is a list of the new STAAR Online 2023 question types that your students may encounter on the Reading Language Arts RLA test. You’ll see that TeacherMade has every question type.
|New STAAR Question Type||Description||Grades||Subject(s)||TeacherMade Name|
Student responds by typing a brief string of text such as a number, word, or phrase.
6 - 8 EOC
Student cites evidence by selecting highlighted text in a sentence, paragraph, or extended reading.
3 - 5
Student responds to a two-part question where Parts A and B are scored separately. In many cases, Multipart Part B asks students to give evidence or explain their thinking for their answer to Part A.
3 - 8 EOC
Match Table Grid
Student matches statements or objects to different categories presented in a table grid.
Table Grid (8/1/2022)
Student can select more than one correct answer from a set of possible answers.
3 - 8
Short Constructed Response
Student gives a brief explanation in their own words to demonstrate their understanding of content.
3 - 8
Long Extended Response
Student writes an in-depth response by explaining, analyzing, and evaluating, information provided in a reading selection or stimulus.
3 - 8