STAAR Test Maker Predictability Study
Throughout the 2012-2013 school year, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District exclusively used STAAR Test Maker by Progress Testing to create benchmark tests. Overall, Mr. Brown concluded that these benchmark tests refl ected a high correlation to student scores on the STAAR exams that took place in April 2013.
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The benchmark tests used by Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD were created for the 2012-2013 school year. As a result, these tests did not include any items from the substantial updates made to STAAR Test Maker for the August 2013 release. These updates included a large increase in the amount of rigorous, high-complexity items. In addition, the text complexity and length of passages were enhanced to match the 2013 STAAR Released Tests. Total item counts increased from 30,000 to 45,000, and dozens of reading passages were added.