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STAAR Testing for 2021

Parent Letter Concerning STAAR Testing in 2021  

STAAR Testing Schedule for May 3 - 7  

STAAR Testing Schedule for May 11- 14

Dear Cougar Parents,  

Fort Bend ISD is required to administer the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test in person, on campus for all students in eligible grades, including those students receiving online instruction during Term 4. As a result, MCMS will be using five waiver dates to allow for STAAR testing while maintaining our FBISD safety protocols.  These waiver dates will allow for students who are not taking the STAAR test to work from home asynchronously.  These will vary depending on the specific test administration so please review all of the information below.   

Online students who are coming on campus to take STAAR must follow all FBISD Wellness and Safety Protocols. 

  • Students must complete the Wellness Survey in Skyward Family Access and present it upon arrival to school. 
  • Students must arrive on campus by 8:50 AM
  • Students must wear a mask at all times. (except while eating lunch) 
  • As students finish testing, they will be allowed to call home to be picked up by a parent/guardian. 

Reminder: Transportation will not be provided for OL students coming to campus to test. 

Students in grades 3-8 who do not complete STAAR assessments will not be held back due to incomplete STAAR assessments this year; however, high school students or 8th grade Algebra I who do not participate in required STAAR assessments will be impacted. Under current law, high school students are required to perform successfully on End of Course assessments (EOCs) to meet graduation requirements. In addition, it is beneficial for the student to participate in EOCs at the end of the year in which the course is taught to ensure the greatest degree of content retention and application.

Tuesday April 6 – Grade 7 STAAR Writing  

  • 6th and 8th grade F2F students will report to school and follow their regular schedule.
  • 6th and 8th grade online students will continue to work from home and follow their regular schedule as usual.   
  • 7th grade online students who have chosen not to come to campus to take their STAAR test will work asynchronously from home.  Lessons will be in Schoology and must be completed by the end of the day.  The following teachers will also have asynchronous work posted in Schoology for their online classes:
    • Reese- 6th grade Math
    • Lee- 6th/7th grade Social Studies

May 5 – Algebra EOC 

  • No changes for grade 6th – 8th grade students that are F2F or online this day. 
  • 8thgraders in algebra who have chosen not to come to campus to test will be expected to follow their normal online schedule.   

May 6 and 7 – Grade 8 STAAR Science and Social Studies  

  • 6th and 7th grade F2F and online students will work asynchronously from home. Lessons will be in Schoology and must be completed by the end of the day.  
  • 8th grade online students who have chosen not to come to campus to take their STAAR test will be expected to complete their asynchronous lessons in Schoology.  All lessons must be completed by the end of the day.   

May 11 and 12 - Grades 6-8 STAAR Math and Reading  

  • May 11 – F2F and online algebra students will work from home asynchronously.   
  • May 11 and 12 – Grades 6-8 online students who have chosen not to come to campus to take their STAAR test will complete their asynchronous lessons in Schoology.  All lessons must be completed by the end of the day.   

Please contact De’Ivory Adams, MCMS Testing Coordinator, at dadams@fortbendisd.com  if you have any questions or call her at 281-634-7273.

 

Sincerely,

Tasha Hamilton

MCMS Principal