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Don’t Miss this Beat the Heat Line Up!

Beat the Heat 2019 is almost here!  This summer conference is dedicated to providing professional development to educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant intellectual and low incidence disabilities. Don’t m…

STAAR Alternate 2 Testing Window EXTENSION

Region 13’s ESC Testing Coordinator received this message today. Please share this news from TEA with all associated with the STAAR Alternate 2 administration. To the District and ESC Testing Coordinator Addressed: This communication is to inform…

STAARtling Teacher Hacks in Preparation for STAAR Online

Here are four cool things teachers and administrators have been doing to help students feel better prepared for STAAR Online: Print a poster-size picture from the Educator Guide to Accessibility within the STAAR Program (like the image below) to make e…

Preparing Your Students for STAAR Online During Classroom Instruction: Easy Peasy!

You’ve determined that STAAR Online will best match the accommodations your student receives in class that have been successful. You’ve provided your student time to take the STAAR tutorials and practice tests, and even helped personalize s…

Benefits of STAAR Online Versus Paper

If your instruction looks like this (and we know for many students it does)… …then your student(s) should be taking STAAR online! Why? Because these supports are only available in the STAAR Online Content and Language Supports. Sure, you mi…

Are Your Students Taking STAAR Online?

If so, it’s important that they familiarize themselves with the online testing environment and embedded tools. One great way to do this is to use the STAAR Online Features & Supports Checklist while completing the STAAR online tutorials and practic…

Register today for To Drill or Not to Drill? Math Fact Strategy Instruction!

Do your students struggle to learn math facts? We know that by 6th grade (TEK 6.3D) students are expected to add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers fluently. In this workshop you will learn effective and efficient strategies for students to use i…

Out of District/School Registration

Students who are Out of District (OOD) or Out of School (OOS) who wish to take a STAAR EOC during the April or May administration window must register for the assessment using the form located at https://texastests.com/forms/student-reg-eoc/.  A direct…

2018-19 Interim Assessments Opportunity 2

The 2018-19 Interim Assessments are a free, optional tool available to districts from TEA.  The recommended window for Administration Opportunity 2 is the month of February, but the window will remain open through March 29, 2019.  Districts can choose …

Are you looking for Supplemental Aids?

Are you looking for examples of supplemental aids to use in your classroom? You’re in luck! The Accommodation Central website now has downloadable supplemental aids in both a Teach and Test version for all of the TEA allowable supplemental aids. …

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