Sterling City Elementary
Information Regarding Grades 3-5 State Testing Program
Our State Testing Schedule
Tuesday, the 8th: Interim #1, Math Grades 3-5
Wednesday, the 9th: Interim #1, Reading Grades 3-5
Tuesday, the 15th: TTAP, Science 5th Grade
Tuesday, the 31st: TTAP, Science 5th Grade
Tuesday, the 21st: Interim #2 Math Grades 3-5
Wednesday, the 22nd: Interim #2 Reading Grades 3-5
Thursday, the 23rd: Interim #1, Science 5th Grade
Tuesday, the 4th: TTAP, 5th Grade Science
Tuesday, the 18th- STAAR- Reading & Lang. Arts Grades 3-5
Tuesday, the 25th- STAAR-Science 5th Grade
Tuesday, May 2nd: STAAR Math Grades 3-5
Please let your child’s teacher know if you’d like more suggestions about supporting skills for learning at home.
In Case you were Wondering...Here is a Brief Explanation of the Testing Program:
What is a Formative Test? When we mention formative testing, we are referring to assessments that occur throughout the year. Some examples are weekly tests, unit tests, or student responses at the end of a lesson. The items are specifically based on acquired learning. This helps teachers make instructional decisions involving the value of a lesson, re-teaching, and intervention.
What is an Interim Test? An interim test is an opportunity to measure our students' understanding of a broad span of student expectations at checkpoints during the year. This allows your child's teachers to monitor learning progress toward end-of-year goals and to aid in intervention.
What is a Summative Test? This test measures if a student has mastered learning. It serves as a summary of the academic year. The STAAR test is an example of this kind of assessment. It is broader and covers several learning objectives.
What is the TTAP Test? The Texas Education Agency is piloting a testing system that would allow school districts to monitor a student's learning throughout the year by using a shorter assessment. This shorter assessment would probably be given three times during the school year. This system would be very different from the current STAAR testing program that has us waiting until the end of the year on a single day to assess their learning. Currently, just our fifth graders are participating in the science portion of this testing program.
At this link, click on the sub-heading: Student and Parents. This will take you to options to view and practice STAAR tests items based on subject and grade.