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Parents can access students’ STAAR scores through website

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Parents and guardians received mail regarding their student’s STAAR testing scores within the past three weeks and can further learn about their child’s STAAR performance by visiting www.TexasAssessment.com. Resources are also available to help students improve their scores for next year.

To access, log into the website:

Child’s Date of Birth

Child’s Unique Student Access Code (This code is available on the prior or current year STAAR score report.)

Click “Log In To Student Portal”

To find the Unique Student Access Code by using the Find My Access Code feature enter:

Student’s First Name

Student’s Social Security Number

Student’s Date of Birth

Educational Testing Service, the testing service used to administer the STAAR test has enhanced the portal and there is additional information available for parents to view.

“Parents have always been able to see the number of questions on the test and the number the student answered correctly,” executive director of public relations Tina Veal-Gooch said. “This year, parents can also see the actual question, the answer selections, and the rationale that explains why each answer choice is right or wrong. This additional information could be a big help to the student in understanding why the question was missed.  

Once logged in, parents are able to look at the results from previous STAAR assessments.

Click on a selected 2018 test and the following information is available:

Test Results Tab: Summary score, performance level, percentile score, and progress graph comparison to last year

Detailed Results Tab: Each question is shown with the student’s response, whether it was correct or not, the percentage of students in the State, District and Campus that answered correctly

Test Questions Tab:  Parents may scroll through each item on the test to read the question, the response choices, and the rationale for each answer choice.

This score report will help students and parents assess their scores in a more efficient manner regarding students’ academic performance.

“Having parents be able to see where their child excels and is deficient will allow them to hopefully work with their child in strengthening their skills in a given subject,” Veal-Gooch said. “The Texas Education Agency website provides resources on how to help your child prepare and succeed on the test.”

 

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Victoria is the co-entertainment editor of the Tiger Times newspaper and is absolutely loving it. She can’t help but correct any grammar mistakes she sees on a story, down to adding a single comma. She plans on going far, far away from home to pursue medical school while still not knowing what the future possesses....
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