Mathematics Update

Are Your Calculators Test Ready?

This is a link to Texas Instruments website on how to prepare your calculators for the upcoming Algebra 1 EOC. Scroll down to find the calculator you may be using.

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Calculate Your Color

Take this personality quiz to find out which new TI-84 Plus CE hue suits you and enter to win!

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TEKS Resource System: Lessons for Learning sessions extended through August!

It's not too late to join your grade-level (K-8) Edmodo group, where resources and discussions on the implementation of the new TEKS are posted for each unit of instruction in the TEKS Resource System. TEKS Resource System teachers can join for FREE!

Coming July and August 2015!

STAARting with the TEKS: Math Academy for the Digital Age Grades 2-3

STAARting with the TEKS: Math Academy for the Digital Age Grades 4-5

A hands-on, digital focused, no cost professional learning experience for teachers will allow them to engage in two days of learning in summer 2015 and two days during the school year. An additional six hours of online learning is available for total of 30 hours CPE. Teachers will sign a written commitment to completing the academy and a written statement of support from the campus principal is also required. A $100 per day stipend will be paid for summer sessions and a substitute reimbursement of $80 per day is provided during the school year.

STAARting with the TEKS Math Academy for the Digital Age Grades K-1 and 6, 7, and 8 coming in 2015-2016

ESTAR/MSTAR Testing Windows

ESTAR/MSTAR Spring Administration Window

The spring administration windows for the ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screeners and MSTAR/ESTAR Diagnostic Assessments are now open for all students in grades 2-4 (ESTAR) and 5-8 (MSTAR). The assessments can be accessed through the Project Share Gateway at www.projectsharetexas.org or directly at http://mstar.epsilen.com.


Universal Screener: April 6 - May 8

Diagnostic Assessment: April 13 - May 13

ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screener and Diagnostic Assessments Support

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Statewide Math Helpdesk at mathtx@esc13.net.


2015-16 Testing Windows for the ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screeners

The 2015-2016 administration windows for the ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screener have been scheduled as follows:

  • Fall: August 24, 2015 - October 2, 2015
  • Winter: January 11, 2016 - February 12, 2016
  • Spring: April 4, 2016 - May 6, 2016

2015-16 Testing Windows for the ESTAR/MSTAR Diagnostic Assessments

The 2015-2016 administration windows for the ESTAR/MSTAR Diagnostic Assessments have been scheduled as follows:

  • Fall: August 31, 2015 - October 9, 2015
  • Winter: January 18, 2016 - February 19, 2016
  • Spring: April 11, 2016 - May 13, 2016

The ESTAR/MSTAR Diagnostic Assessments are designed to provide a next step for Response to Intervention (RTI) implementation. The Diagnostic Assessments are administered to students identified as being in need of additional support. The ESTAR/MSTAR Diagnostic Assessments are designed to help teachers understand why students are struggling.

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Algebra II Side-by-Side TEKS Comparison Document – Update

The corrected version of the Algebra II Side-by-Side TEKS Comparison document is now available on Project Share. Corrections were made to pages 5, 8, and 25. If you downloaded or printed a copy of this document before April 27, 2015, you may wish to reprint or update your copy. You can access all of the side-by-side TEKS comparison documents at http://projectsharetexas.org/resource/revised-mathematics-teks-side-side-teks-comparison.

TEA Update

SBOE Rule Adoption Update – Algebraic Reasoning

In April, the State Board of Education gave final approval to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a new Algebraic Reasoning course for implementation in the 2015-2016 school year.

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