TEKS Scaffolds are great tools for vertically aligning TEKS student expectations (SEs) and investigating concept development across grade levels. TEKS Scaffolds are organized by Process and Readiness Standards as individual tabs on the report. Each Checkpoint for the report may be populated with selected STAAR test data in either aggregated or single-year format.
Important note: TEKS Scaffold reports include the vertical alignment of SEs from the chosen grade level of the report all the way to Kindergarten. Vertically-aligned standards that are not all included in state-assessed curricula will have no data.
Users with District Data Viewer or Principal Roles will be able to create TEKS Scaffold Reports. To create the lead4ward TEKS Scaffold Reports, choose Reports in the Analyze tab in Aware.
Creating your TEKS Scaffold Reports
Choose the Test Years
You have the choice of including up to three Checkpoints for your report. Each Checkpoint can have one year of STAAR data or multiple years aggregated together (as though they were one big test).
Click in the box for Checkpoint #1 and select from the available years of STAAR data. After one year has been selected, you can choose to include more.
In my example here, my first Checkpoint will aggregate results from STAAR 2015 and 2014. My second Checkpoint will only have 2014 data; my third, only 2013.
- Grades 3-8 Math will populate using a template that includes only the student expectations (adopted in 2012) that were implemented and assessed beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. For TEKS Scaffold Reports using grades 3-8 Math, do not include STAAR years prior to 2015.
- Algebra 1 will populate using a template that includes the Algebra 1 student expectations (adopted in 2012) that will be implemented and assessed beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, as well as the vertically-aligned SEs from the lower grade levels. For TEKS Scaffold Reports using Algebra 1, do not include STAAR years prior to 2015. During the 2015-2016 school year, this report will NOT have data for Algebra 1; it will include STAAR data from the grades 3-8 2015 results that vertically-align with the Algebra 1 standards.
Choose the Grade Level/Subject
Your selection here will determine the grade level and subject template. Each template includes the Processing and Readiness Standards from the chosen grade level (or genres for Reading) and the vertically-aligned SEs from the grade levels that lead up to the chosen grade level.
District – Make no changes to this area and the report will create a Heat Map with Student Learning Report of all district data for the multiple assessments selected (District Data Viewers Only).
Campus – Search for a campus title (start typing and select from the list) and the report will create a Heat Map with Student Learning Report of campus data for the multiple assessments selected (District Data Viewers and Campus Principals).
The report will generate as a Spreadsheet that can be opened in Excel. The spreadsheet workbook will have multiple tabs (worksheets).
The Launchpad tab includes descriptors and links to the other tabs. It will also include a table that displays which STAAR years were chosen when it was generated.