This summer, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) launched a new STAAR report card that gives parents a more in-depth look at their child’s academic strengths and where their child needs extra help so they can be an even stronger partner in their child’s learning. As you know, students in grades 3-8 are required to take the STAAR tests in math and reading, and then parents receive STAAR report cards in paper form. This year, parents will receive a paper copy of the Report from their school in June, July and/or during Back to School.
New This Year
In addition to the paper copy, the STAAR reports are online at TexasAssessment.com with more information than ever before.
We are encouraging parents to Log In & Learn More in July!
When parents Log In with their child’s unique access code, they will find more information on how their child performed, including where their child did well and where their child might need more support. There are also questions to ask teachers, and the information will help teachers tailor instruction and uncover gaps in student learning.
For the first time, once parents Log In – they will see actual test questions from the STAAR test, as well as their child’s answers and the correct answer if different. This will also be available in Spanish later in the summer.
On the main page, parents will also find information on boosting reading levels and they can even access student reading level-specific summer reading lists and other reading resources.
For Spanish-speaking parents, it’s important to know the printed report will not be delivered in Spanish this year, but that will be changed for next year’s report. However, TEA is providing many web resources for Spanish-speaking parents this year – so it’s important to Log In & Learn More. There are translated materials available including sample STAAR report cards for each grade, videos and an explanation of the STAAR test.
Will you share the information broadly with charter schools across Texas and their networks of parents and through any channels including social media? If you have in-person opportunities with your community, please help parents walk through the site and access this important information about their child’s learning and progress each year. Thank you for helping us reach parents and encourage them to Log In & Learn More?