Tuesday, April 10, 2012

STAAR practice test, TEXAS STAAR TEST, STAAR test prep

2013-2014 STAAR Test Prep, FREE STAAR ONLINE TEST, How to pass the STAAR assessment
Use the free online STAAR test prep to help your students pass the 2012 STAAR test. The STAAR Test covers reading, ELA, math, science, writing and social studies.

STAAR RELEASED TEST 2013-2014
Grades 3–8 Assessments


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Grades 3–5 Spanish Assessments


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Grade 3

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EOC Assessments


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English Language Arts

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NEW 2014: Grade 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 STAAR Reading Test Passages 

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Links to PDF Academic Word List

School Speak Word List
The Tennessee Academic Vocabulary ProjectAcademic Tier 3 Reading Glossary

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Word Academic Tier 3 Mathematics Glossary

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Word Academic Tier 3 Writing Glossary

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WordAcademic Tier 3 English Language Arts Glossary

PDFAcademic Tier 3 History / Social Studies Glossary

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Academic Tier 3 Science Glossary (Glossary at the end of the PDF doc,)

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NWEA Academic Vocabulary
CST and CAHSEE Academic Vocabulary

STAAR No Excuse Testing Vocabulary!!

Instructions: Write the correct word in the space before its definition. There may be more than one definition for each word.
accurate  article   communicate   describe  detail   especially   establish   event   excerpt   explain   likely   mainly   meaning   objective   opposite   passage   prefer   probably   provide   selection   state   statement   summarize   term
1.      a short section taken from a play, film, or written work.
2.      the condition of a person or thing.
3.       to start or make something that did not exist before.
4.       on the side that is across from another; facing.
5.       likely to happen or be true.
6.      the message that is understood or intended when someone uses a word.
7.    free of mistakes; correct.
8.    to exchange ideas or information.
9.    probably; possibly.
10.   something or someone selected.
11.   an important opinion or piece of information that someone says or writes to other people.
12.   one thing out of a group of similar things.
13.  an individual or small part; an item or particular.
14.     to give information so that another person can understand something.
15.     to tell or write about.
16.     a goal or purpose that a person works to achieve; aim.
17.     restate in a concise form.
18.    a portion or section of a written work; a paragraph, verse, etc.
19.     to give what is needed; supply.
20.   something that happens, especially an important thing that happens.
21.   to choose above others as the best liked or most wanted.
22.    for the most part; mostly.
23.    a word or phrase for something that might be known only by people who have a particular job or interest.
24.    better or more than usual; to a great degree.


This test is all examples and is more difficult! 

1.                  opposite
  The two children stood on __________ sides of the room.
  The newspaper reports on current world __________.
  The rescue team __________ water and food to the victims.
  The __________ across the ocean was very difficult.

3.                  communicate
  I __________ with my best friend by telephone.
  What do you __________?
  It will most __________ rain tomorrow.
  The movie was __________ about monkeys that had escaped from a zoo.

4.                  likely
  The food is __________ good at this restaurant.
  It will most __________ rain tomorrow.
  He __________ a new business last year.
  The company made a __________ to the newspapers about closing the factory.

5.                  established
  I __________ what I say.
  He __________ a new business last year.
  The teacher __________ the directions to the students.
  The newspaper reports on current world __________.

6.                  events
  It will most __________ rain tomorrow.
  I __________ with my best friend by telephone.
  The newspaper reports on current world __________.
  If it snows a lot tonight, schools will __________ be closed tomorrow.


7.                  selection
  The company __________ the workers with uniforms and necessary tools.
  The newspaper reports on current world __________.
  It will most __________ rain tomorrow.
  Maya is our __________ for team captain.

8.                  passage
  The rescue team __________ water and food to the victims.
  She is not afraid of the __________ from life to death.
  The meaning of "mandatory" is "required" or "necessary."
  The company made a __________ to the newspapers about closing the factory.

9.                  passage
  The __________ across the ocean was very difficult.
  He __________ carrots to all other vegetables.
  The old house was in a bad __________ after the terrible storm.
  If it snows a lot tonight, schools will __________ be closed tomorrow.

10.              prefers
  What do you __________?
  He __________ the places he saw on his vacation.
  He __________ carrots to all other vegetables.
  The company __________ the workers with uniforms and necessary tools.

11.              especially
  My __________ is to become a teacher.
  The food is __________ good at this restaurant.
  Maya is our __________ for team captain.
  The mechanic explained every __________ of the engine.

12.              accurate
  The food is __________ good at this restaurant.
  The newspaper gave an __________ report of the fire.
  The newspaper reports on current world __________.
  She put several __________ of clothing into her suitcase.

13.              especially
  The newspaper reports on current world __________.
  The old house was in a bad __________ after the terrible storm.
  Maya is our __________ for team captain.
  I'm __________ tired tonight.

14.              objective
  The __________ across the ocean was very difficult.
  The company __________ the workers with uniforms and necessary tools.
  The company made a __________ to the newspapers about closing the factory.
  My __________ is to become a teacher.

15.              detail
  The mechanic explained every __________ of the engine.
  She is not afraid of the __________ from life to death.
  The two children stood on __________ sides of the room.
  The newspaper reports on current world __________.

16.              articles
  She put several __________ of clothing into her suitcase.
  The movie was __________ about monkeys that had escaped from a zoo.
  It will most __________ rain tomorrow.
  The teacher __________ the directions to the students.

17.              provides
  He __________ a new business last year.
  It will most __________ rain tomorrow.
  The company __________ the workers with uniforms and necessary tools.
  He __________ the places he saw on his vacation.

18.              explained
  The teacher __________ the directions to the students.
  My __________ is to become a teacher.
  I __________ with my best friend by telephone.
  Maya is our __________ for team captain.

19.              meaning
  I __________ what I say.
  The teacher __________ the directions to the students.
  The __________ of "mandatory" is "required" or "necessary."
  Maya is our __________ for team captain.

20.              mean
  He __________ the places he saw on his vacation.
  The newspaper reports on current world __________.
  The __________ dog bit the child.
  She is not afraid of the __________ from life to death.

21.              term
  He __________ a new business last year.
  "Zip drive" is a computer __________.
  The newspaper gave an __________ report of the fire.
  Maya is our __________ for team captain.

22.              opposite
  His house is on the __________ side of the street from mine.
  The newspaper gave an __________ report of the fire.
  I __________ with my best friend by telephone.
  He __________ the places he saw on his vacation.

23.              statement
  The rescue team __________ water and food to the victims.
  The food is __________ good at this restaurant.
  The meaning of "mandatory" is "required" or "necessary."
  The company made a __________ to the newspapers about closing the factory.

24.              mean
  I'm especially tired tonight.
  The __________ across the ocean was very difficult.
  The movie was __________ about monkeys that had escaped from a zoo.
  I __________ what I say.

25.              state
  I __________ with my best friend by telephone.
  Maya is our __________ for team captain.
  The old house was in a bad __________ after the terrible storm.
  The __________ dog bit the child.

26.              provided
  It will most __________ rain tomorrow.
  She is not afraid of the __________ from life to death.
  What do you __________?
  The rescue team __________ water and food to the victims.

27.              probably
  What do you __________?
  It will most __________ rain tomorrow.
  If it snows a lot tonight, schools will __________ be closed tomorrow.
  I __________ with my best friend by telephone.

28.              excerpts
  Maya is our __________ for team captain.
  The two children stood on __________ sides of the room.
  The newspaper reports on current world __________.
  __________ from the winning movies were shown at the award ceremony.

29.              mainly
  The __________ across the ocean was very difficult.
  The movie was __________ about monkeys that had escaped from a zoo.
  The meaning of "mandatory" is "required" or "necessary."
  He __________ a new business last year.

30.              described
  She is not afraid of the __________ from life to death.
  The food is __________ good at this restaurant.
  He __________ the places he saw on his vacation.
  He __________ carrots to all other vegetables.



ac·cu·rate
adjective

free of mistakes; correct.
The newspaper gave an accurate report of the fire.
synonyms:
correct, exact, perfect, precise, right, true
ar·ti·cle
noun

one thing out of a group of similar things.
She put several articles of clothing into her suitcase.
synonyms:
item
com·mu·ni·cate
verb

to exchange ideas or information.
I communicate with my best friend by telephone.
synonyms:
talk
de·scribe
verb

to tell or write about.
He described the places he saw on his vacation.
de·tail
noun

an individual or small part; an item or particular.
The mechanic explained every detail of the engine.
es·pe·cial·ly
adverb

better or more than usual; to a great degree.
The food is especially good at this restaurant.
I'm especially tired tonight.
synonyms:
outstandingly, particularly
es·tab·lish
verb

to start or make something that did not exist before.
He established a new business last year.
synonyms:
begin, create, form, organize, start
antonyms:
tear down
e·vent
noun

something that happens, especially an important thing that happens.
The newspaper reports on current world events.
synonyms:
affair, occasion
ex·cerpt
noun

a short section taken from a play, film, or written work.
Excerpts from the winning movies were shown at the award ceremony.
synonyms:
quotation
ex·plain
verb

to give information so that another person can understand something.
The teacher explained the directions to the students.
synonyms:
show
like·ly
adverb

probably; possibly.
It will most likely rain tomorrow.
synonyms:
probably
main·ly
adverb

for the most part; mostly.
The movie was mainly about monkeys that had escaped from a zoo.
mean·ing
noun

the message that is understood or intended when someone uses a word.
The meaning of "mandatory" is "required" or "necessary."
synonyms:
definition
ob·jec·tive
noun

a goal or purpose that a person works to achieve; aim.
My objective is to become a teacher.
synonyms:
aim, goal, intent, purpose, target
op·po·site
adjective

on the side that is across from another; facing.
His house is on the opposite side of the street from mine.
The two children stood on opposite sides of the room.
synonyms:
facing
pas·sage
noun

a portion or section of a written work; a paragraph, verse, etc.
The passage across the ocean was very difficult.
She is not afraid of the passage from life to death.
synonyms:
movement
pre·fer
verb

to choose above others as the best liked or most wanted.
He prefers carrots to all other vegetables.
synonyms:
favor
prob·a·bly
adverb

likely to happen or be true.
If it snows a lot tonight, schools will probably be closed tomorrow.

pro·vide
verb

to give what is needed; supply.
The company provides the workers with uniforms and necessary tools.
The rescue team provided water and food to the victims.
antonyms:
refuse
se·lec·tion
noun

something or someone selected.
Maya is our selection for team captain.
synonyms:
choice
state
noun

the condition of a person or thing.
The old house was in a bad state after the terrible storm.
synonyms:
condition
state·ment
noun

an important opinion or piece of information that someone says or writes to other people.
The company made a statement to the newspapers about closing the factory.
sum·ma·rize
transitive verb

to restate in a concise form.
synonyms:
abstract, brief, recapitulate, sum up, synopsize
term
noun

a word or phrase for something that might be known only by people who have a particular job or interest.
"Zip drive" is a computer term.
synonyms:
expression, word
How to Pass the STAAR Reading, Writing and Math Test 2013-2014

The STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) is replacing the TAKS in 2011- 2012. The STAAR assessment is a longer test and more difficult test than the TAKS. Students will need to prepare by doing more rigorous test prep, plus they must study the content specified academic vocabulary for reading, math, science, and language arts. The STAAR test relies less on multiple choice questions and more on students written responses. The STAAR is in part Texases answer to not adopting the CCSS ( Common Core State Standards) with the 47 other States,  but this will mean Texas students will be the first to experience these higher goals and mandates.
 "STAAR will represent a more unified, comprehensive assessment program that will incorporate more rigorous college and career readiness standards," a report from the Texas Education Agency states. 
     The CCSS goals are almost two years above today's national reading mean, so even gifted students will find the testing and assessments on the STAAR to be a challenge.

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