The science STAAR tests do not align with the science TEKS.
One of the TEKS Science Process Skills that is emphasized is for students to repeat trials when investigating. Following is the TEKS used for every grade level. Students are taught that one trial is not enough information to make a conclusion. Yet, the TEA test writing group includes test questions such as the one below that does not align with this process skill.
(D) construct tables and graphs, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify patterns; and……
Some of the science STAAR questions are incorrect and some like the one shown below do not align with the science process TEKS.