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Practice Books (Grades 2-Algebra II)

All Step Up to the TEKS books are updated to meet the TEA specifications for the tested Math TEKS starting in the 2014-15 school year. The format of the books has changed and now include more information to help both teachers and students find success by focusing on the TEKS and not just the test. The books now contain the following sections:

  • Background Information containing TEKS, vertical alignment, TEKS specifications, vocabulary, and essential question
  • Teaching Model 
  • Essential Questions
  • Guided Practice
  • Independent Practice with STAAR formatted and Open Ended for each tested TEKS with an emphasis on the Readiness TEKS
  • Activity per TEKS
  • Answer Key (TE)

Assessment Books (Grades 3-Algebra II)

The Assessment Books provide on-target Benchmarks and Category Tests that were specifically designed to meet the blueprints provided by TEA. These books are designed to be used in conjunction with each other. The Student Edition is comprised of TWO Blueprint Benchmarks and Four Category Tests of 20 questions each. There are no repeated questions on any of the tests and each question was written specifically to address the associated TEKS.

The Assessment Books contain the following sections:

  • Blueprint Benchmark Forms A and B
  • Category Tests for each Reporting Category
  • Answer Form and Answer Key
  • Items Broken Down by Category
  • STAAR Chart for Visual Representation of Data by Category
  • Item Analysis to be used as a follow up

TEKS Checklist (Grades K-Algebra II, including Geometry)

The TEKS Checklists combine an in-depth understanding of the TEKS along with vertically aligned expectations from adjoining grade levels. This tool was developed by teachers for teachers as a must-have road map!

  • TEKS Breakdown for ALL TEKS, including those not tested and Process TEKS
  • Essentials with pointers and tips for each TEKS
  • Vertical alignment for each TEKS
  • Verb Glossary

Math Power Review Books (Grades 3-Algebra I)

The Power Review Books are designed to be used as a two week Review prior to the STAAR Test or in a RtI type class. The Review Books focus on Readiness Standards using engaging activities, formative assessments centered on Readiness Standards and Reporting Category Assessments. The activities are designed to allow students opportunities to process in-depth learning through reflection pages, journaling, and key items to remember. Facilitating questions, teacherís notes, and Pacing Guides help teachers stay on track and focus on the TEKS when reviewing with the students.

  • Designed as a two-week Review focused on the Readiness Standards
  • Contains Engaging Activities and Formative Assessments written Specifically for the TEKS
  • Extensive Teacher Notes
  • Pacing Guides
  • Reporting Category Assessments based on STAAR Blueprints
  • Journaling and Things to Remember for Deeper Connections to the Concepts

Reading

Practice Books

These books will start with small passages to focus instructionally on each concept. The last third of the books contain longer passages integrating the different concepts in the questions. The informative and some of the narrative passages contain knowledge from the Science TEKS so both the science and reading TEKS are addressed.

We have increased the level of Critical Thinking by incorporating more Implied questioning and along with the test formatted distracter choices, we have included open ended questioning.

Assessment Books

The Assessment Books provide on-target Benchmarks and Category Tests that were specifically designed to meet the blueprints provided by TEA. These books are designed to be used in conjunction with each other. The Student Edition is comprised of TWO Blueprint Benchmarks and Four Category Tests of 20 questions each. There are no repeated questions on any of the tests and each question was written specifically to address the associated TEKS.

The Assessment Bookscontain the following sections:

  • Blueprint Benchmark Forms A and B(SE)
  • Four CBAs of 20 Questions EAch(SE)
  • Answer Form (SE), Answer Key (TE)
  • Item Analysis to be used as a follow up (TE)

All Teacher Editions (TE) are reproducible. The TE contains an answer key, an answer key by category, and the Item Analysis section that can be used as a re-teach after the Benchmark. Student Editions (SE) are sold as consumables with a minimum order of 10 books. The SE contains the two benchmarks, four category tests, answer forms, and a STAAR Chart for progress monitoring.


TEKS Checklist (Grades K - English II)

The TEKS Checklists combine an in-depth understanding of the TEKS along with vertically aligned expectations from adjoining grade levels. This tool was developed by teachers for teachers as a must-have road map!

Wondering what to do for RtI? The vertical alignment helps teachers to understand the concepts that were taught in the previous grade in an effort to determine a place to start.

The TEKS Checklist cards are designed to ensure all aspects of the TEKS are covered in both classroom instruction, as well as, assessments.

TEKS Checklists Contain:

  • TEKS Breakdown for ALL TEKS, including those not tested and Process TEKS
  • Essentials with pointers and tips for each TEKS
  • Vertical alignment for each TEKS
  • Verb Glossary

Science

Practice Books (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, Biology)

5th Science books cover all TEKS that are tested on the 5th grade STAAR test.  The 5th Grade Science Book contains the following sections:

  • Safety Practices (SE and TE)
  • Scientific History (SE and TE)
  • STAAR Practice Problems (SE)
  • Vocabulary per TEKS (SE and TE)
  • Word of the Day (SE)
  • Problem of the Day with emphasis on Readiness TEKS (SE and TE)
  • Practice Problems that are both open ended and STAAR type (SE)
  • Graphical Organizers for the Readiness TEKS (SE and TE)
  • Answer Key (TE)

All Teacher Editions are reproducible.  Student Editions are sold as consumables with a minimum order of 10 books.


Assessment Books (Grades 5, 8, Biology)

The Assessment Books provide on-target Benchmarks and Category Tests that were specifically designed to meet the blueprints provided by TEA. These books are designed to be used in conjunction with each other. The Student Edition is comprised of TWO Blueprint Benchmarks and Four Category Tests of 20 questions each. There are no repeated questions on any of the tests and each question was written specifically to address the associated TEKS.

The Assessment Bookscontain the following sections:

  • Blueprint Benchmark Forms A and B (SE)
  • Category Tests for Reporting Categories 1, 2, 3, and 4 (SE)
  • Answer Form (SE), Answer Key (TE)
  • Items Broken Down by Category (SE and TE)
  • STAAR Chart for Visual Representation of Data by Category (SE)
  • Item Analysis to be used as a follow up (TE)

All Teacher Editions (TE) are reproducible. The TE contains an answer key, an answer key by category, and the Item Analysis section that can be used as a re-teach after the Benchmark. Student Editions (SE) are sold as consumables with a minimum order of 10 books. The SE contains the two benchmarks, four category tests, answer forms, and a STAAR Chart for progress monitoring.


TEKS Checklist (Grades K - Biology)

The TEKS Checklists combine an in-depth understanding of the TEKS along with vertically aligned expectations from adjoining grade levels. This tool was developed by teachers for teachers as a must-have road map!

Wondering what to do for RtI? The vertical alignment helps teachers to understand the concepts that were taught in the previous grade in an effort to determine a place to start.

The TEKS Checklist cards are designed to ensure all aspects of the TEKS are covered in both classroom instruction, as well as, assessments.

TEKS Checklists Contain:

  • TEKS Breakdown for ALL TEKS, including those not tested and Process TEKS
  • Essentials with pointers and tips for each TEKS
  • Vertical alignment for each TEKS
  • Verb Glossary

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