TEA’s manipulated STAAR/EOC Scoring System
You can find Raw Score Conversion Tables on the TEA Website.
TEA has released the scores for the 2014 5th and 8th grade math and reading STAAR tests. The raw scale conversions for these tests is about the same for the past STAAR tests. This is because a scale scores were predetermined the first year the STAAR test was given.
The scale conversions for each STAAR/EOC is the master piece work of psychometricians. The scale score is said to ensure consistent scoring for the same level of performance no matter how difficult or easy a test is. In other words, the minimum passing scale score for 5th grade science is 1489 no matter what year the test is taken. In 2012, the passing raw score was 26, while in 2014 the passing raw score is 27. No matter what the raw score is, it is the scale score that is used for records. By doing this, the public is not aware that TEA is complicit in the transforming plan of the 20 ESCs and TASA to level the education playing field so that all students have an equal education.