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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…

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…

Write Powerful PLAAFPs and Standards-Based Goals!

There are many aspects to writing a complete Individualized Education Program (IEP). This one-day training will focus on writing powerful Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) statements which will lead to student-f…

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…

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. …

STAAR Stuff: Supplemental Aids for Science

What are supplemental aids? Supplemental aids are paper-based resources that assist a student in recalling information and concepts taught in class. Who can use supplemental aids? To be eligible to use supplemental aids on a state assessment, the stude…

Beat the Heat 2019 Call for Presentations: Teachers Teaching Teachers

  Beat the Heat 2019 is coming soon!  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. We are…

STAARtlingly Helpful January PD!

It’s almost here…!! Wishing you a warm, wonderful, and peaceful holiday season! Understanding that when the break is over, educators and students will be that much closer to high stakes testing days, we want to highlight an upcoming workshop desi…

Interpreter Training – Join us on Monday, Nov 12!

Interpreting is an important job! Join us to learn the skills that you need! Join us on Monday, November 12 for this interactive training that is designed for bilingual individuals who are called upon to interpret ARD meetings, consent forms, and other…

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