Preparation tools for STAAR tests

Dear Parents,

The STAAR tests are quickly approaching, and it is the intent of The Varnett Public School to help your children prepare for these important assessments.

One important tool to use for preparation is IXL, which specializes in personalized learning for students in the testing grades 3-8 and beyond. It also has a Spanish learning component.

Northeast, Southeast and Southwest campuses have purchased this program for student and parent use, and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Please call the campuses if you have any questions. “The rigorous exercise gives kids more hands-on experience and plenty of practice,” according to one testimonial.

The comprehensive curriculum covers the areas of math, language arts, science and social studies. The curriculum allows students to:

  • find content to support any lesson;
  • pinpoint what students know and exactly what to do next to help them improve;
  • provide recommendations that help each student fill knowledge gaps and grow from where they are;
  • help teachers and parents obtain real-time insights that help participants make effective instructional decisions every day.

The testing calendar for the STAAR ( State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) program is as follows:

April 7, 2020:

Mathematics, 5th and 8th grades

Writing, 4th and 7th grades

April 8, 2020

Reading, 5th and 8th grades

April 9, 2020

Make-ups, Writing, 4th and 7th grades

Make-ups, Math and Reading, 5th and 8th grades

May 7, 2020

Science, 8th grade

May 8, 2020

Social Studies, 8th grade

May 12, 2020

Math retest, 5th and 8th grades

Math, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th grades

May 13, 2020

Reading retest, 5th and 8th grades

Reading, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th grades

May 14, 2020

Science, 5th grade

Make-ups, Math, 3rd-8th grades

Make-ups, Reading, 3rd-8th grades

Make-ups, Science, 8th grade

Make-ups, Social Studies, 8th grade

May 15, 2020

Make-ups, Math, 3rd-8th grades

Make-ups, Reading, 3rd-8th grades

Make-ups, Science, 5th and 8th grades

Make-ups, Social Studies, 8th grade

June 23, 2020

Math retest, 5th and 8th grades

June 24, 2020

Reading retest, 5th and 8th grades

 

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