These are problems based on our state test (STAAR) they have really helped my class get ready. We took the released STAAR test this Feb. as our benchmark. My two classes (consisting of all ESL students) had 77% passing, this was even higher then our GT classes. I truly think these word problems get them use to the STAAR's way of wording problems. The same group of students took the real STAAR and had 84% passing. 70% of the 84 were passing with a 70 or higher. These problems have really helped.