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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…

3 Supplemental Aids for Writing STAAR

We use tons of different writing resources and aids when we teach writing in our classrooms. However, when it comes to the STAAR test not everything we use during instruction is allowable on the test. Luckily, we’re here to show you three types of supplemental aids your student can use on the STAAR writing test […]

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6 Supplemental Aids Allowed on Your Math STAAR Tests

Supplemental aids are paper-based resources that assist a student in recalling information. Here are 6 supplemental aids your student can use on the STAAR math tests. 1. Blank Graphic Organizer You might be pretty familiar with Gallon Man already. He’s the cool dude without an attitude that helps your student remember how many pints are […]

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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. …

5 Points on Accessibility Features in STAAR

1. Accessibility Features May be Provided to any Student Based on Their Need Did you know that accessibility features may be provided to any student based on their need? A good rule of thumb is that if a student in your class regularly and successfully uses these procedures or materials during instruction, they should have […]

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