As a Math facilitator at a Texas Title I school, I write assessments continuously. I wrote this practice 5th Grade STAAR Assessment using the blueprint posted by TEA and all known information about the test to this point.
There are 50 total questions. 47 multiple choice and 3 griddable. 65% of the test is on readiness standards and 35% is over supporting standards as designated by the state of Texas. There is also a detailed item analysis included with answer key; therefore, you can use the test to collect data in an easier way.
I worked to create a test, increasing the rigor by using bigger numbers, increasing the use of multi-step problems, and thinking outside the box for the student expectations that are going to be heavily tested indepthly. This assessment is the perfect combination of questions, and is written with a realistic expectation of what most students should be able to master by the end of 5th grade.
I will also be posting a second practice assessment for 5th grade, as well as 2 practice STAAR assessments for 4th and 3rd grade. Please pass the word to your friends, if you like what you see. If you have any suggestions for making it even better, I will modify it as well as we learn more about this new assessment.