To help them see where they could "find" those 10 extra points, we looked at the four math categories and their achievement in each category. We did this also to determine the areas of most growth potential.
Since then, we have been making a bar graph (online) using their Countdown to STAAR spiral reviews. This bar graph houses all of the TEKS for each of the four math categories. Each Countdown to STAAR question also names the TEK being reviewed. Students use this number along with whether they correctly answer the problem to create the graph. Since each student knows their area(s) of growth, they know to monitor the bars within that category to ensure that fewer and fewer problems are answered incorrectly.
We will be adding the same data from this assessment to their bar graphs as well, so that they can evaluate their own progress. I am working very hard to have my students understand that making mistakes is "ok" and that we are more interested in "growing" our brain, than being the perceived perfect math student.