Ever since STAAR (The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) was introduced in 2012 by Texas Education Agency (TEA), the educators and parents are looking for some good resources for students to prepare for STAAR Test. TEA’s website (http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/staar/) provide resources and previous year tests for practice. STAAR is a measure of student’s skill and understanding of the subject for their grade level.
There are several resources from private and other organization for student’s success in STAAR. Now, there are many apps available in iOS, Android and other online resources in web developed by education companies and volunteers to cater to this need of educators and parents. These choices are challenging as there are too many.
Some suggested criteria to choose online material as it may vary with each person are
- Is the content or practice covering the full STAAR curriculum or not?
- Is it modelled after the TEA’s STAAR tests or not?
- Do they provide sufficient material or not?
- Do they provide a performance report or not if it is a practice test?
- Do they provide a detailed Assessment of the test if it is a practice test?
Based on their evaluation, parents and teachers can make their choice to use it for their students. Math Buddy has made an effort to research TEA resources and other resources and generated math problems aligned to STAAR for students to practice. That has resulted in apps for STAAR Math Practice. Math Buddy has made every effort to fulfill the above criteria. We ask for you to explore yourself and decide.
The link is http://www.mathbuddyonline.com/staar/
All the best for the test week