ALIGNED TO NEW TEKS
I have taught in a dual language program for 5 years. I always have students who take the STAAR test in both English and Spanish. I give my Spanish testers these problems and my English testers the exact same problem in English. These are problems based on our state test (STAAR) they have really helped my class get ready. In 2014 took the released STAAR test in Feb. as our benchmark. My two classes (consisting of all ESL students) had 77% passing, this was even higher than 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.