What Is STAAR Review to Go: Science?
Repaso para llevar: Ciencias—Quinto grado © 2016 Region 4 Education Service Center
For a broader view of student assessment trends, use assessment data collected
throughout the current year. Most districts have access to data analysis software that
can provide performance data at the class, campus, or district level. Consider creating
folders following the collection and analysis of data from class, campus, or district
assessments so that a set of activities will be ready for use with students when it is time
to begin reviewing.

If data analysis software is not available, assessment data from the Texas Education
Agency can be helpful in determining which TEKS to target during STAAR review.
Statewide item analysis data are available for STAAR assessments beginning in 2013.
TEKS with the lowest percentage of correct answers and highest frequency of STAAR
assessment questions should be the focus for review.

Once the TEKS targeted for review have been identified, evaluate available STAAR
Released Test Questions to determine the types of questions that are challenging for
students. Some types of questions that challenge students include those that:
require a calculation
require students to write and fill in an answer for a griddable item
require students to analyze charts, graphs, tables or diagrams
a large amount of text
do not provide a visual model to aid students
require multiple steps to answer

Consider the STAAR Released Test Questions when planning review activities. Ask,
“Would this activity help my students master the targeted concept and answer this
question successfully?”


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