Archive for the ‘STAAR Alternate 2’ Category

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…

Winter Workshops for Educators of Students with Significant Disabilities!

You won’t want to miss these winter learning opportunities in 2019! 1/8/19:  Evidence-Based Practices: Research Based Teaching Strategies for Teachers of Students with Disabilities (SP1939799) $45 In this workshop, participants will learn the def…

STAAR Alternate 2 Updates for 2018-2019!

TEA has shared their Fall Updates for the 2018-2019 STAAR Alternate 2!  New Information There is no longer a verification window. Students who transfer/move to a new district ON OR AFTER the first day of the STAAR Alternate 2 testing window do not have…

New STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements Take Effect May 1, 2018!

In a TETN presentation on April 25, 2018, new STAAR Alternate 2 participation requirements for the 2019 administration were announced. The newly revised Participation Requirements take effect May 1, 2018. They include changes to the number of requirements (there are now five instead of four), and clarifying language that defines a significant cognitive disability. The […]

STAAR Alternate 2 Test Administrators: Your Input is Needed!

  The Texas Education Agency uses feedback from test administrators to drive updates (or not) to assessment materials and processes – here is your opportunity to play a role in the reflection and update process!  Please review the information from TEA, below, and follow the link to record your experience: “Testing personnel are urged to […]

STAAR Alternate 2 – 2016 Overview

If you are a first-time STAAR Alternate 2 test administrator and would like to learn more about the planning, preparation, and administration of this assessment, then please join us at the service center on December 14 or January 25 for a day of informational activities. During this one-day optional training, we will discuss: ARD responsibilities, […]


September 15, 2015 Title: Fall ELL Assessment Update Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Audience: Open to ESCs and districts Event#: 36151 Summary: This TETN will provide ESCs and districts with guidance on ELL assessment information that will aid in planning for the 2015-2016 school year. Region 13 will host this event in the Austin […]


STAAR March 23, 2015 – Deadline to order additional materials for the March 2015 STAAR EOC and March 2015 STAAR grades 4 and 7 writing and grades 5 and 8 reading administrations. Also, deadline to order additional materials IF you identified any participation count increases for the March administrations. March 6, 2015 – Deadline to […]

STAAR Alternate 2 Surveys Now Available

How is STAAR Alternate 2 going? Having problems? Have suggestions for improvement for next year? Now is the time to make your voices heard! Share this with your Campus Testing Coordinators and STAAR Alternate 2 Test Administrators in order to help TEA and Pearson improve or enhance the process. Testing personnel are encouraged to participate […]

Proctor Caching for STAAR Alternate 2 Assessments

Online transcription forms for the 2015 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Alternate 2 administration are now available for caching (downloading). Share this information with appropriate district staff. These assessments are scheduled to be administered during the testing window February 9–27, 2015.   For STAAR Alternate 2, test administrators will record student answers […]

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