The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) accountability system places a greater emphasis on increased rigor and a strong focus on college and career readiness. A critical need exists for an assessment bank containing items of high quality and high rigor which is updated in alignment with state expectations.

 

The TX Bank One Texas-Aligned Item Bank is a high quality, software-based resource that can be used to develop rigorous, aligned benchmark tests; an integral component of comprehensive curriculum and educational processes. TX Bank One was developed by Region One ESC to help elementary and secondary school students and educators. Region One ESC was established to provide services which improve student performance. Results of TX Bank One assessments are intended to inform decisions about instructional design and educator professional development with that goal in mind. 

 
SUBJECT AREAS, GRADE LEVELS, AND OTHER FEATURES
 
★ Reading- Grades 1-8 and Reading I, II, & III

Mathematics- Grades 1-8, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry

Science- Grades 3-8, Biology I, Chemistry, Physics

★ Social Studies- Grades 5-8, World Geography, US History, World History

★ Spanish Trans-adaptation- Grades 1-5 Reading/Math & Grades 3-5 Science

★ Maximal Accessibility- We review items for accessibility for ELL and provide trans-adaptation for STAAR-L to convey meaning and to ensure maximal accessibility for ELL students and students assessed in Spanish while maintaining the rigor and cognitive complexity.

The TX Bank One™ Texas-Aligned Item Bank exemplifies quality collaborative partnerships that support district improvement efforts to ensure grade level proficiency and college readiness for all students.
 
Contact:    Jean Haverstick, Coordinator, Innovative Projects Management at (956) 984-6065 or TXBankOne@esc1.net.
                   
 
 
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