Summary of CREST Annual Spring Update
On April 4, 2011, CREST (The Coalition for Reading and English Supervisors of Texas) met in Austin for its Annual Spring Update. The following information was presented by Sarah Crippen, Director of English/Language Arts and Reading (Te
xas Education Agency) and Dr. Victoria Young, Director of Reading, Writing, and Social Studies Assessments (Texas Education Agency). These notes provide information regarding the implementation of the Reading and Writing STAAR requirements as Texas schools transition from TAKS to STAAR in the spring
of 2012. The information includes both what STAAR will assess as well as how campus leaders and teachers can plan and prepare for the new assessment.
Sara Crippen: Director of English
/Language Arts, TEA