Sirius Education Solutions provides supplemental test-preparation products that help Texas middle school and high school students prepare for STAAR exams. Content is available in print format. Learning List recently reviewed the following Sirius products:
- U.S. History EOC [end-of-course exam]: STAAR Preparation and Practice (high school)
- English I EOC All-in-One STAAR Preparation and Practice: Reading/Writing
- English II EOC All-in-One STAAR Preparation and Practice: Reading/Writing
- Algebra I EOC: STAAR Readiness Review and Practice
Across products, instruction focuses on the specific Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) students need to master in order to prepare for the respective EOC exam. Each product incorporates Sirius’ structured three-step approach to exam preparation, which includes diagnostic assessment, focused remediation, and post-test evaluation of skills.
Lessons in each Sirius product emphasize strategies that help students identify the correct answer and build test-taking confidence (e.g., cross out incorrect answers). Instruction provides clear discussions of tested concepts, guidance in what STAAR questions addressing the concept generally look for, and examples with step-by-step strategies and annotations that support students’ understanding. Content is presented simply and supports students’ independent remediation and preparation for exams.
Sirius is an Austin-based publisher dedicated to helping all students succeed on the STAAR tests. Sirius takes enormous pride in creating innovative and effective test prep solutions designed to provide enduring success for Texas educators and students. Sirius only sells in Texas.
*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Sirius Education Solutions.
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