Texas A&M University-Kingsville

STAAR Preparation Program

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Beginning in spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) will replace the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The STAAR program at grades 3–8 will assess the same subjects and grades that are currently assessed on TAKS. At high school, however, grade-specific assessments will be replaced with 12 end-of-course (EOC) assessments: Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, biology, chemistry, physics, English I, English II, English III, world geography, world history, and U.S. history.

The STAAR Preparation program is designed to help students ( 5th – 8th grade) prepare for the required end of the year testing implemented by Texas’s State Board of Education (SBOE) to the Independent School Districts in determining a student’s eligibility to graduate to the next grade level. 

The eight (8)/four (4) week program is held once a week with one & half hour (1.5) sessions covering the specific topics of the subjects (Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies & Writing) that will be presented on the test for that grade level. Sessions are held in a small group setting with trained Academic tutors in the specific subject areas. Students benefit by learning in a stress-free environment that reduces test anxiety and allows them to focus on the materials that is being reviewed.  

Academic tutors will provide practice testing, diagnosis and focus on areas of weakness, as well as teaching time management skills, test-taking tips and strategies.

Program Schedule

Program: September 30, 2013 - November 21, 2013

Days

Subject

Grade

Location

 Monday

 Mathematics

4th to 8th

Cousins Hall

 Tuesday

 Writing/Social Studies

4th/7th

Cousins Hall

 Wednesday

 Reading

4th to 8th

Cousins Hall

 Thursday

 Science

5th/7th

Cousins Hall

Price

Four (4) weeks Sept 30, 2013 to Oct 24, 2013 or Oct 28,2013 to Nov 21,2013 - $75 per Subject

Eight (8) weeks - $140 per Subject

*Payment plans available for program

Registration Options

WALK - IN

Complete the Registration Form, Participant Waiver Form and Parent Guardian Information Form & submit to:

                           Cousins Hall, Room 113A
                           925 W. Santa Gertrudis
                           Kingsville, TX 78363-8202                                       

Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and all forms must be received five (5) days before the program is scheduled to begin.

 Acceptable forms of payment include:

  1. *Exact Cash
  2. Check/Money Order
  3. Credit/Debit Cards

*Change not available in office

MAIL

Complete the Registration Form, Participant Waiver Form and Parent Guardian Information Form & mail to:

                          Center for Continuing Education
                          700 University BLVD. MSC 147
                          Kingsville, TX 78363-8202

All forms must be received five (5) business days before the program is scheduled to begin to complete the file. Participants will be invoiced after the registration packet has been received and processed.

FAX

Fax the completed Registration Form, Participation Waiver and Parent Guardian Information Form to: (361) 593-2859.

All forms must be received five (5) business days before the program is scheduled to begin to complete the file. Participants will be invoiced after the registration packet has been received and processed.

EMAIL

Attach the completed Registration Form, Participation Waiver and Parent Guardian Information Form & send to: conted@tamuk.edu  

All forms must be received five (5) business days before the program is scheduled to begin to complete the file. Participants will be invoiced after the registration packet has been received and processed.

ONLINE

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Registration and payment confirmation will be sent via email after submission. Please submit the completed Participation Waiver and Parent Guardian Information Form five (5) business days before the program is scheduled to begin to complete file.

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Please allow one (1) business day for all processing of registration forms submitted to the office. Participants will receive a confirmation email verifying their registration and a separate email containing the invoice.

This page was last updated on: August 06, 2013