Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
TX.STAAR.8. STAAR Grade 8 Social Studies Assessment
Social Studies Skills: These skills will not be listed under a separate reporting category. Instead, they will be incorporated in the test questions in reporting categories 1-4 and will be identified along with content standards.
(8.29) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:
8.29 (B) Analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions. (STAAR)
8.29 (D) Identify points of view from the historical context surrounding an event and the frame of reference which influenced the participants. (STAAR)
(8.30) Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
8.30 (A) Use social studies terminology correctly. (STAAR)