Testing Windows for the ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screener and Diagnostic Assessments
Testing Windows for the ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screeners
The 2015-2016 administration windows for the ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screeners are scheduled as follows:
• Fall: August 24, 2015–October 2, 2015
• Winter: January 11, 2016–February 12, 2016
• Spring: April 4, 2016–May 6, 2016
The Elementary School Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (ESTAR) and Middle School Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (MSTAR) Universal Screeners are designed to help teachers determine if students in grades 2–4 (ESTAR) and 5–8 (MSTAR) are in need of additional instructional support in order to develop the skills needed to meet expectations in algebra. The students’ results can be used to guide instructional decisions.
Testing Windows for the ESTAR/MSTAR Diagnostic Assessments
The 2015-2016 administration windows for the ESTAR/MSTAR Diagnostic Assessments are scheduled as follows:
• Fall: August 31, 2015–October 9, 2015
• Winter: January 18, 2016–February 19, 2016
• Spring: April 11, 2016–May 13, 2016
The ESTAR/MSTAR Diagnostic Assessments (DAs) provide a next step for Response to Intervention (RtI) implementation. The DAs are administered after the ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screeners and help teachers understand why students are struggling.
The ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screeners and DAs and training on how to use them are available at no cost to all Texas public school districts. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.