Category Archives: Assessment

STAAR Update

Medical Exceptions for STAAR With the implementation of the new accountability system in 2018, TEA has developed a new process for indicating a medical exemption from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®). A student must be absent … Continue reading

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Assessments for Students with Disabilities

New STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements There are new participation requirements for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Alternate 2. Please share this information with special education personnel. In response to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), … Continue reading

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EL Update

TELPAS Training Center Maintenance The TELPAS Online Training Center will be offline for scheduled maintenance and updates beginning July 2, 2018. A notification will be sent to training center users who completed the 2018 TELPAS calibration training requirements. The notification … Continue reading

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TAKS Update

19 TAC 74.1027 Adopted into Commissioner’s Rules This newly adopted code provides districts the authority to award diplomas based on local alternative requirements, in addition to other alternative testing as outlined below. Further details can be found at this link: … Continue reading

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TSNAP Updates

Texas Assessment Conference When: Nov. 11-14, 2018 Where: Austin, TX CATS Meeting #4 When: October 24, 2018 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Where: Canyon of the Eagles TSNAP TETN # 44420 When: October 24, 2018 Time: 2:00 – 5:00 … Continue reading

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Texas Assessment Conference

Call for Proposals The 2018 Texas Assessment Conference is now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions. To submit a session for review please visit the TSNAP 2018 Nov Texas Assessment Conference Page. https://tsnap.site-ym.com/page/2018NovTAC The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, July … Continue reading

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Technology Updates

Commissioner Posts Remedy for Online Testing Issues The Commissioner has addressed the online testing issues experienced in April and again in May. His press release can be found here: https://tea.texas.gov/interiorpage_wide.aspx?id=51539622271. District Testing Coordinators (DTCs) should have received the promised data … Continue reading

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General Assessment Update

Updated 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 State Student Assessment Testing Calendars I noticed that a revised 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 State Student Assessment Testing Calendars have been posted to the TEA website with revision dates of September 11, 2017.  

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