Tuesday, April 19, 2011

TAKS RELEASED TEST: TEXAS Standards Test

TEST TAKS Released Tests

TAKS Sample Reading, Math, Science and Writing Test.


2009 Released TAKS Tests
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2008–2009 School Year
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Exit Level

2005–2006 School Year 
Refer to the  10/10/05 letter  to districts regarding the Fall TAKS Exit Level Retests.
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2003–2004 School Year
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2002–2003 School Year
Refer to the 08/04/03 letter to districts regarding the 2003 TAKS released test items.
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Grade 3
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 4
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 5
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade 6
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 7
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 8
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade 10
English Language Arts
Mathematics
High School
Biology
Chemistry*
Introductory Physics
Technology/Engineering

TerraNova ELA, Reading and Math Practice Test
Grade 3 Language Arts Language Arts Key Reading Reading Key Math Math Key 
Grade 4 Language Arts Language Arts Key Reading Reading Key Math Math Key 
Grade 5 Language Arts Language Arts Key Reading Reading Key Math Math Key 
Grade 6 Language Arts Language Arts Key Reading Reading Key Math Math Key 
Grade 7 Language Arts Language Arts Key Reading Reading Key Math Math Key 
Grade 8 Language Arts Language Arts Key Reading Reading Key Math Math Key 



From http://www.mhschool.com
Terranova Math Grade 2 Practice
Terranova Math Grade 3 Practice
Terranova Math Grade 4 Practice
Terranova Math Grade 5 Practice
Terranova Math Grade 6 Practice

READING BOOT CAMP is a FREE researched based RTI intervention program that uses best instructional practices with a qualification, teach to the very TOP, expose every student to grade level and above ELA concepts, lift all students using Socratic learning tactics, teach and treat all students as GIFTED, be flexible and have fun, set rigorous goals, and differentiate through scaffolding and cooperative learning. This is a philosophy that many disagree with and believe it is not pedagogically sound, usually by teachers that try to ability group and differentiate for 2-7 grade levels. RBC has 13 years of proven results, the RTI reading intervention improves reading test scores by one full grade level in 20 days. Reading Boot Camp is used in hundreds of classrooms and a handful of schools as a proven school-wide and classroom turnaround program.

MCAS 2014

Grade 3
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 4
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 5
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade 6
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 7
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 8
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade 10
English Language Arts
Mathematics
High School
Biology
Chemistry
Introductory Physics
Technology/Engineering


MCAS Release of Spring 2013 Test Items
Introduction
Grade 3
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 4
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 5
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade 6
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 7
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 8
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade 10
English Language Arts
Mathematics
High School
Biology
Chemistry
Introductory Physics
Technology/Engineering


MCAS Release of Spring 2012 Test Items
(with answer key
Grade 3
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 4
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 5
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade 6
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 7
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Grade 8
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade 10
English Language Arts
Mathematics
High School
Biology
Chemistry
Introductory Physics
Technology/EngineeringTesting Vocabulary 3rd , 4th , 5th and 6th Grade 

ONLINE TEST and Archived TAKS Test
THE LINKS BELOW are from web archive. You must click the Impatient? to go to the link! Older test archived on http://web.archive.org


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Refer to the 10/10/05 letter to districts regarding the Fall TAKS Exit Level Retests.

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STAAR Reading Test Passages

Grade 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 STAAR Reading Test Passages | Free Printable STAAR Reading Passages PDF

Grade 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 STAAR Critical Thinking READING TEST Passages | Inference, Main Idea, Authors Purpose, Sequencing, Summary, Character Traits, Fiction and Non-Fiction (nonfiction) | STAAR ONE PAGE Printable CRITICAL THINKING Reading PASSAGES ALIGNED TO the TEXAS STAAR Assessments and the COMMON CORE ELA Standards from Depaul University http://teacher.depaul.eduMore Resources



3rd Grade STAAR Reading Test Practice
STAAR Grade Level Fiction Passages
2nd-3rd Grade Reading Leveled Vocabulary Tier 1, 2, and 3

The Reading Passages are aligned to CCSS and TEKS reading standards because they share the same goal of college and career readiness! Side by side studies showCCSS and TEKS share 70-90% of the same performance goals and reading objectives. CCSS and TEKS reading assessments use and share exactly the same Tier 1, 2, and 3 Academic Reading Vocabulary. Please share any white paper or peer reviewed research that refutes my statements that these reading passages are not high quality reading passages that can be used for close reading practice and STAAR test prep and I will publish it on the blog. Thanks


2015 Grades 3–8 STAAR Assessments
The links below open PDF versions of 2015 STAAR released tests for grades 3 through 8.

GRADE TEST FORMS ANSWER KEYS
3 2015 Reading 2015 Reading
4 2015 Reading | 2015 Writing 2015 Reading | 2015 Writing
5 2015 Reading | 2015 Science 2015 Reading | 2015 Science
6 2015 Reading 2015 Reading
7 2015 Reading | 2015 Writing 2015 Reading | 2015 Writing
8 2015 Reading | 2015 Science | 2015 Social Studies 2015 Reading | 2015 Science | 2015 Social Studies


GRADE 3 STAAR READING PASSAGES
The Ants and the Grasshopper
A Better Community
The Big Game
The Boy Who Cried "Wolf!"
Changing Our Street (realistic fiction)
Community Meeting
Community Meeting
Community Progress
The First Flag
Flying
How the Firefly Got Its Light
Letter to Grandmother
Little Pink Riding Hood English / Spanish
The Little Red Hen
Making Progress
Mama's Happy Christmas
More Trees
My Community
My First Baseball Game
My Job
My New Brother
My Sister, the Soldier
My Summer
The New Family
Our Lemons
Prairie Farmers
Potawatomi Prairie
See Our Progress
Spring is Coming
The Turtle and the Rabbit
The Turtle and the Ducks
Why Did Mamma Change Her Mind?The Ants and the Grasshopper
A Better Community
The Big Game
The Boy Who Cried "Wolf!"
Changing Our Street (realistic fiction)
Community Meeting
Community Meeting
Community Progress
The First Flag
Flying
How the Firefly Got Its Light
Letter to Grandmother
Little Pink Riding Hood English / Spanish
The Little Red Hen
Making Progress
Mama's Happy Christmas
More Trees
My Community
My First Baseball Game
My Job
My New Brother
My Sister, the Soldier
My Summer
The New Family
Our Lemons
Prairie Farmers
Potawatomi Prairie
See Our Progress
Spring is Coming
The Turtle and the Rabbit
The Turtle and the Ducks
Why Did Mamma Change Her Mind?


STAAR Grade Level Nonfiction Reading Passages
2nd-3rd Grade Reading Level


After the Chicago Fire sequence and summarize
American Explorers evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Animal Studies infer and support the main idea of a passage
Block Clubs infer and support the main idea of a passage
The Captain's Job infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago Changes identify and support the main idea in nonfiction texts
Chicago Fire sequence events, infer motive, and write about nonfiction
Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topic English / Spanish
Chicago Legacy, DuSable's Choices and Changes locate and use information to analyze a situation, then write about it English / Spanish
Chicago's First Leader infer and support the main idea of a passage
The First Flyers infer and support the main idea of a passage
George Washington Carver
Grant Park write an extended response about a nonfiction reading
Gwendolyn Brooks, An African American Poet
Learn about Ghana infer and support the main idea of a passage
Letter to the Mayor evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Native American Life--Potawatomi Profile
Native American Life--Potawatomi Profile with Multiple Choice Questions and Activities
Natural Gas: An Energy Resource infer and support the main idea of a passage
A New Park evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Pigeon Creek infer and support the main idea of a passage
Pioneer Families infer and support the main idea of a passage
Prairie Ecology analyze information in a nonfiction text
Prairie Ecology with Multiple Choice Questions and Activities
Read to Learn about Symbols, Maps, and Art evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Saving Your Family's Energy Dollar infer and support the main idea of a passage
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage
Staying in Phoenix summarize a passage
Transportation Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage




STAAR 4th Grade Reading Level Passages
The Astronaut's Diary
The Challenge
Changing Transportation Routes
The Different Bird
The Election
The Food Change
The Gift
The Hero
The History Mystery
I Like Plants
The Lion and the Spider
The Little Red Hen
Letter from Chicago
Lincoln's Choice
The Missing Money
My Community
My Cousin's Lesson
My Father's Miracle
My New President
My Painting
The New Student
A New Day Realistic Fiction about the Election of Barack Obama and Civil Rights
Pigeon Express
Potawatomi Prairie
Prairie Farmers
The Prairie Project
A Proud Flight The story of Icarus
The Quarterback
Summer
The Technology Trip
The Train
Traveling with Lewis and Clark
Why Did Mamma Change Her Mind?


Grade Level Nonfiction Passages
4th Grade Reading Level
Traveling West evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
What is a Fable? evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Working at the Hospital evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Breaking the Food Chain infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago Changer, Jane Addams infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago High Schools evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topic English / Spanish
Chicago Legacy, DuSable's Choices and Changes locate and use information to analyze a situation, then write about it English / Spanish
City Government infer and support the main idea of a passage
The Early Chicago Environment and People classify information and summarize a nonfiction topic
Learn about Egypt infer and support the main idea of a passage
The Football Team identify the main idea
A Garden in Lawndale evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea (4th grade reading level)
Gwendolyn Brooks, An African American Poet
Illinois Pioneers and Prairies infer while reading a history
Learning about the Solar System identify the main idea of a passage, write an extended response about a nonfiction passage
Natural Gas: An Energy Resource infer and support the main idea of a passage
Penguins
Pilsen, A Community Changes identify causes and effects
Plants and Places infer and support the main idea of a passage
Prairie Changes identify an author's purpose, write an extended response
Prairie Changing the Ecosystem with Multiple Choice Questions analyze information in a nonfiction text
Seasons on the Prairie infer and support the main idea of a passage
Seasons on the Prairie with Multiple Choice Questions
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage
Settlement with Multiple Choice Questions
Space Food infer and support the main idea of a passage
Staying in Phoenix infer and support the main idea of a passage
Today's Telephone infer and support the main idea of a passage
Transportation Workers evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
What is a Fable? evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Working at the Television Station evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Working at the Hospital evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
The Working Tools of Insects infer and support the main idea of a passage


5th Grade Reading Level
Barack Obama Makes History
The Cloud
Columbus and the Egg historical fiction
The Difficult Journey
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Flying
The Gulls of Salt Lake
I Like Plants
Making Progress
Mama's Happy Christmas
More Trees
Mousie
My Job
My New Brother
Nature's Violet Children
Potawatomi Prairie
Soldier's Letter
The Technology Trip
Training for the Presidency


Grade Level Nonfiction Passages
5th Grade Reading Level
American Explorers infer and support the main idea of a passage
Animal Studies infer and support the main idea of a passage
Better Living in Chicago: Jane Addams restate a situation presented in text; write to communicate about a situation (5th grade reading level)
Chicago Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago Fire infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topic English / Spanish
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I can infer the author's purpose
Election Choices infer and support the main idea of a passage
From Many Places evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Learn about Ethiopia infer and support the main idea of a passage )
George Washington Carver
Gwendolyn Brooks, An African American Poet
How Did People Solve a Problem?
How Have Students Made Community Progress? analyze a problem and solution in a text, identify and support the main idea
Penguins
Prairie Keepers analyze information in a nonfiction text
Prairie Keepers with Multiple Choice Questions and Activities
Public Transportation evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Read to Learn about City Systems evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Read to Learn about Elections evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
The Recycle Center evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Reversing the Chicago River identify cause-effect relations and infer predictions
Seasons on the Prairie analyze information in a nonfiction text
Seasons on the Prairie with Multiple Choice Questions and Activities
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage
Settlement with Multiple Choice Questions
Valley Forge infer and support the main idea of a passage
Who Am I sequence events, infer motive, and write about nonfiction


6th Grade Reading Level
City Mouse--a Fable
Community Progress realistic fiction about a mural
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The First Flag
A Good Student realistic fiction about starting high school
A Great Digger--A North American Fable
His First Dollar historical fiction about Abraham Lincoln
Letter to Grandmother
The Lost Dog
Potawatomi Prairie
See Our Progress
Sir Gobble


Grade Level Nonfiction Passages
6th Grade Reading Level
Before Chicago infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago's First Leader infer and support the main idea of a passage
The Early Chicago Environment and People classify information and summarize a nonfiction topic
Election Choices infer and support the main idea of a passage
Gwendolyn Brooks, An African American Poet
Inferential Questions: Harold Washington's Acceptance Speech
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage
Learn about Zambia infer and support the main idea of a passage
Nutrition Lesson evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Plants and Food infer and support the main idea of a passage
Prairie Ecology evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Prairie Ecology with Multiple Choice Questions and Activities
Settlement analyze information in a nonfiction text
Settlement with Multiple Choice Questions and Activities
Seasons on the Prairie infer and support the main idea of a passage
Seasons on the Prairie with Multiple Choice Questions and Activities
Traveling West infer and support the main idea of a passage


7th Grade Reading Level
Barack Obama Makes History
Columbus and the Egg historical fiction about an event showing Columbus as a smart person
A Good Student realistic fiction about starting high school
I Like Plants
John's Bright Idea
Making a Difference
My First Baseball Game
My Summer
Potawatomi Prairie
The Red Apples
Gwendolyn Brooks, An African American Poet


Grade Level Nonfiction Passages
7th Grade Reading Level
Honest Abe infer and support the main idea of a passage
Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage
Learn about Kenya infer and support the main idea of a passage
Learning about the Solar System infer and support the main idea of a passage
Pilsen--A Community Changes identify causes and effects
Prairie Keepers infer and support the main idea of a passage
Prairie Keepers with Multiple Choice Questions and Activities
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage
Settlement with Multiple Choice Questions and Activities
Today's Telephone infer and support the main idea of a passage


8th-10th Grade Reading Level
The Difficult Journey
The Gulls of Salt Lake
Lexington
My Job
My New President
My Sister, the Soldier
Potawatomi Prairie
See Our Progress
Training for the Presidency




Grade Level Nonfiction Passages
8th-10th Grade Reading Level
An African Heritage in Chicago identify and support the main idea in a nonfiction passage
Bold Plans, Big Dreams, City Progress identify and support the theme of a text
Changing the Ecosystem infer and support the main idea of a passage
Changing the Ecosystem with Multiple Choice Questions and Activities
Chicago is a City of Possibilities: Deval Patrick, Leader for Chicago analyze a text and write an extended response based on it
Deval Patrick's Acceptance Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage
George Washington Carver
Gwendolyn Brooks, An African American Poet
Honest Abe infer and support the main idea of a passage
Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Inferential Questions: Harold Washington's Acceptance Speech
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage
Learn about Physical Therapists evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Learn about South Africa evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Maintaining Cultural Continuity infer and support the main idea of a passage
New Leadership analyze a speech
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage
Settlement with Multiple Choice Questions and Activities
Transportation Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage
What is Your Own Big Plan? (Barack Obama speech) analyze a text and respond to the issues it presents, write an extended response to a persuasive text
What Values Have Shaped Chicago? identify the main idea of a passage
Why is Community Service Important? identify the main idea and supporting information
Chicago High Schools infer predictions
Chicago Legacy: DuSable's Choices and Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage
Deval Patrick's Acceptance Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage
Harold Washington's Acceptance Speech
Frederick Douglass Speech on Women's Suffrage
John F. Kennedy's Remarks in the Rudolph Wilde Platz, Berlin
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
President Barack Obama's Speech to Students
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address


Spring 2009, English and Spanish TAKS


GradeSpring 2009 English TAKSSpring 2009 Spanish TAKS
3Reading, MathReading, Math
4Reading, Math, Writing, Writing PromptReading, Math, Writing, Writing Prompt
5Reading, Math, ScienceReading, Math, Science
6Reading, MathReading, Math
7Reading, Math, Writing, Writing Prompt
8Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science
9Reading, Math
10ELA, ELA Prompt, Math, Social Studies, Science
Exit LevelELA, ELA Prompt, Math, Social Studies, Science


Spring 2009, TAKS–M


GradeSpring 2009 TAKS–M
3Reading, Math
4Reading, Math, Writing, Writing Prompt
5Reading, Math, Science
6Reading, Math
7Reading, Math, Writing, Writing Prompt
8Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science
9Reading, Math
10ELA, ELA Prompt, Math, Social Studies, Science
11ELA, ELA Prompt, Math, Social Studies, Science


Spring 2006, English and Spanish TAKS

Spring 2004, English and Spanish TAKS


GradeSpring 2004 English TAKSSpring 2004 Spanish TAKS
3Reading, MathReading, Math
4Reading, Math, Writing, Writing PromptReading, Math, Writing, Writing Prompt
5Reading, Math, ScienceReading, Math, Science
6Reading, MathReading, Math
7Reading, Math, Writing
8Reading, Math, Social Studies
9Reading, Math


Spring 2003, English and Spanish TAKS


GradeSpring 2003 English TAKSSpring 2003 Spanish TAKS
3Reading, MathReading, Math
4Reading, Math, Writing, Writing PromptReading, Math, Writing, Writing Prompt
5Reading, Math, ScienceReading, Math, Science
6Reading, MathReading, Math
7Reading, Math, Writing, Writing Prompt
8Reading, Math, Social Studies
9Reading, Math
10ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science
Exit LevelELA, Math, Social Studies, Science


1 comment:

Thank you!