Keeping Teachers in the Know
NEW STAAR BLUEPRINTS
Since the passage of HB 743 in 2015, STAAR test blueprints for grades 3–8 have been reduced by removing from 5 to 14 test items on each assessment. The decrease in the number of questions for the STAAR grades 3–8 assessments was spread proportionally across reporting categories for each test. The change in the number of test questions under each reporting category can be seen in the updated STAAR test blueprints available on the STAAR Resources webpage (http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/staar/).
What's Happening at Ogle Elementary?
Social Studies Interactive Word Wall
3rd grade students in Ms. Janway's class created an interactive word wall over the 3 branches of government. The students added the leaves to describe the branches of government.
Science Interactive Word Wall
3rd grade students in Mrs. Norcross' class created an interactive word wall on forces of motion. Students drew pictures of to show the different types of motion.
DBQ workshop at the George W. Bush Library
4th and 5th grade teachers attended the DBQ workshop to learn how to teach with Document Based Analysis in social studies. Ask them what they learned, how they are using it in their classroom, and how you might use some of the strategies in your classroom?