We've made it through the first STAAR 2.0... so what do I need to know NOW? Let’s explore what we can learn from the first administration of the redesigned STAAR test!

In this session, we'll:

  • model and rehearse specific strategies that directly support the demands of the new item types that our students struggle with most in science
  • examine frequency distribution and performance data to discuss practical insights and actionable takeaways
  • compare the requirements for passing STAAR 1.0 and STAAR 2.0 based on released cut points
  • explore specific ways we can improve students’ competence and confidence with short constructed response and text entry
  • share how science teachers can use the STAAR 2.0 Instructional Connections resource to better understand the redesigned STAAR test, align with effective classroom instruction, and minimize prep by emphasizing three instructional priorities


  • audience: science teachers and leaders
  • learning mode: virtual
  • date/time: July 25, 2023  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT