Testing & Accountability

Bells ISD Testing and Accountability

Tricia Meek

Assistant Superintendent/District Testing Coordinator

2018 State Assessment Calendar

2017 Accountability Ratings

 

Correspondence to Parents:

Dear Parent or Guardian,

On June 14th, Bells ISD received notification of your child’s performance on the 2017 STAAR exams. This year, the State has created a new STAAR Report Card that will replace the Confidential Student Report (CSR) you have received in the past. The district will not receive printed copies of these new reports until mid-July.  You should receive these in the mail by the first of August.

We want you to have access to your child’s information before that time.  Follow the steps below to access this information. Do not hesitate to contact your child’s campus principal or the district testing coordinator by phone,or email, if you have trouble accessing the report card.

Sincerely,

Tricia Meek, District Testing Coordinator                                                 Josh Weger, BHS Principal           903-965-7721                                                                                          903-965-7315                                   

Yalonda Ivers, BES Principal                                                                   Will Steger, PJH Principal           903-965-7725                                                                                          903-965-4835

 

To access scores:

Step 1:  Log into www.texasassessment.com

Step 2:  Click on the button to   Log into Student Portal

Step 3:  You will need to enter your child’s unique access code.  If you do not have this code, click on the link, Lookup Access Code.  You will then enter 3 items: Student’s first name; Social Security number (PEIMS ID); and birthdate.  Once you have entered those items, click on the Go button.     

 

 

Step 4:  Your child’s unique Access Code will appear.  Click the Go button again.  Your child’s assessment history should appear on the screen.  Click on the tests your child took this spring to see more detailed information about your child’s assessment performance.

On the STAAR reporting for 2017, you will notice new performance lables.  These are explained below.  

The new labels represent how well students have learned grade level content and replace the previous performance labels  of Unsatisfactory, Satisfactory, and Advanced.

 

MASTERS GRADE LEVEL

Performance in this category indicates that students are expected to succeed in the next grade or course with little or no academic intervention. Students in this category demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply the assessed knowledge and skills in varied contexts, both familiar and unfamiliar. Students in this category did pass the STAAR test.

 

MEETS GRADE LEVEL

Performance in this category indicates that students have a high likelihood of success in the next grade or course but may still need some short-term, targeted academic intervention. Students in this category generally demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply the assessed knowledge and skills in familiar contexts. Students in this category did pass the STAAR test.

 

APPROACHES GRADE LEVEL

Performance in this category indicates that students are likely to succeed in the next grade or course with targeted academic intervention. Students in this category generally demonstrate the ability to apply the assessed knowledge and skills in familiar contexts. Students in this category did pass the STAAR test.

 

DID NOT MEET GRADE LEVEL

Performance in this category indicates that students are unlikely to succeed in the next grade or course without significant, ongoing academic intervention. Students in this category do not demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the assessed knowledge and skills. Students in this category did not pass the STAAR test.

 

Again, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have difficulty accessing your child’s scores.  If you do not have access to a computer, please let us know and we will share your child’s scores by mail or phone.