As you prepare for the Texas STAAR, you will need to pay close attention to how the redesign affects your students. We’re here to get you and your students ready for the upcoming test. TeacherMade makes it easy to prep for standardized tests. Read on to see how we fit into your class’s review.
The Texas STAAR redesign was implemented in House Bill (HB) 3906 in 2019. You will see the redesign affect your 2022-2023 school year. Here are the main components to be aware of:
Let’s break down what each new component means and how you can use TeacherMade as you test prep.
One of the most significant shifts for the STAAR Redesign is moving the test entirely online. This will allow for students who need accommodations to have better resources. Here are some ways online standardized tests accommodate diverse learners:
If online tests are a new challenge, don’t worry, as your best bet is to simulate testing conditions as often as possible. With TeacherMade, you can integrate online assessments and worksheets into your everyday routine.
There are a variety of questions your students could come across on the new STAAR redesign. Here’s what you can expect:
As you can tell, there will be a large variety of new digital question types on the Texas STAAR redesign. These questions will be the front and center of end-of-course testing with multiple choice caps.
There has been a cap on multiple-choice questions. The official legislation states that no more than 75% of the test can be multiple choice. This means that 25% (or more) will consist of the new question types. The state has said that they intend for over 25% to be new question types. Prep your students for these new types of questions.
With TeacherMade, you can give your students firsthand experience with various question types to get them ready for STAAR testing. With TeacherMade’s powerful technology, you can make digital worksheets, assignments, and assessments that have a variety of question formats:
Math teachers also can create assignments that use the same tools that the STAAR tests offer. TeacherMade offer versatility with these response types:
Your students shouldn’t be shocked by the format of the new STAAR question types. With TeacherMade, they can prepare every day using digital worksheets.
The most significant update to STAAR is the new question types and digital format. But we still want to make sure you know about the rest of the test. Here are a few more updates:
It can feel daunting preparing students for a test that now has a new format. But you don’t have to throw out your typical review materials. Repurpose them with TeacherMade. TeacherMade makes converting your assignment, worksheets, and test into a digital format easy. Simply upload your PDFs into TeacherMade. These documents become your background. Then, use our drag and drop interface to put various question types anywhere on the document. Converting your PDFs, Microsoft Docs, and images take just a few minutes. You can even set your assignment to self-score to save even more time!