Posts Tagged ‘STAAR’

STAAR Accommodations Resources

At our Curriculum Council meeting this morning Cathy Miller presented information on STAAR Accommodations and Other Procedures (see ppt and pdf handout at An excellent resource the team has created to assist districts in decision making regarding accommodations is located on our STAAR resources web site – “The STAAR Accommodations Cheat Sheets condense […]

15% Deferral for 12-13

In the closing session of the Texas Assessment Conference this morning Commissioner Williams announced that he would sign the deferral for the 15% requirement relating to the STAAR End of Course Exams. Shortly after TEA posted a news release with further information. ESC Region 13 contacts: Ed Vara – and Jennifer Drumm –

EOC 15% update

“Earlier today, Governor Rick Perry sent a letter to Education Commissioner Michael Williams asking him to defer until the 2013-14 school year the requirement that an end-of-course assessment count as 15% of a student’s final course grade. The governor also applauded Sen. Dan Patrick for filing legislation, SB 135, to give school districts permanent flexibility […]

Intervention Support

With the implementation of the STAAR assessment program we know that it is even more critical to provide quality RtI support for students in all grade levels. Early assessment and intervention support is needed to assist students in making progress to ensure their success as the school year progresses. See the STAAR Navigation Guide for […]

2013–2014 Student Assessment Testing Calendar

The approved 2013–2014 Student Assessment Testing Calendar has been posted to the Texas Education Agency Website at Updates to the proposed 2013-2014 testing calendar include the following: TAKS and TAKS (Accommodated) exit level tests will continue to be administered to students in grade 11 or above whose testing requirement for graduation is TAKS. However, TAKS–M will […]

STAAR Navigation Guide

The STAAR Navigation Guides have been created to support a system wide process for responding to STAAR while providing opportunities to develop common knowledge among all stakeholders. In the 2011-2012 school-year, three STAAR Navigation Guides were published. These documents had planning as the focus with an emphasis on communication, curriculum & instruction, data, accountability, and […]