We know the path back from COVID-19 isn't an easy one, but we've seen tremendous growth from our students over the past two years. The hard work of Arlington ISD teachers, counselors and staff is never done so they will stay focused on several key areas to help students continue growing.
- Working with students in small groups in math and English classrooms
- Priority on closing learning gaps with customized instruction to meet student needs
- Utilize adaptive instructional technology to individualize interventions and monitor progress
- Small group instruction
- Students who didn't pass STAAR received up to 30 hours of free tutoring
- Tutoring offered before or after school or as part of curriculum
- Continue to develop the Arlington ISD curriculum to align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills requirements
- Support teachers to align the curriculum with the new STAAR testing format
- Provide coaching support for teachers focused on reading and math instruction
- Ensure best teaching practices are being shared and implemented
- Administrators are trained in data driven instructional practices
- All campuses implement a progress monitoring system to inform the instructional process
- Professional Learning Time (PLC) has been scheduled at all campuses
We are making gains to get students back where they expect to be.
What Changed with the STAAR Test?
There were a few key changes to the STAAR Test this year.
STAAR Redesign Changes
- New question types, such as multi-select, multipart, graphing and other mathematical modeling aides
- Inline answer choices
- Drag and drop, matching
- Text entry
- Short constructed response (RLA, Science, and Social Studies)
- Extended constructed response (RLA only)
First Time for Everyone
- Teachers administered the test for the first time
- Students took the newly redesigned test for the first time
- The system was used for the first time
- Many students were first-time test takers using technology that was new to them
College, Career and Military Preparedness Changes
- The percentage of CCMR-ready graduates that a campus needs to earn an A rating increased from 60% to 88%, applied retroactively to 2022 graduates (who are included in 2023 accountability ratings)
Arlington ISD students continue to excel.
Learning loss hasn't stopped Arlington ISD students from excelling. There have been many success stories in the 2022-23 school year alone.
Students are on the path back.
Standardized tests have never defined the Arlington ISD, but we know it's one tool we can use to measure student success. We are committed to growing whole and well-rounded young adults who are prepared to excel in college, career and beyond.
A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION WITH THE FREEDOM TO EXPLORE
Preparing Students for a Lifetime of Success