TEA has recently started to post it’s new Accommodation Policies and Procedures for 2011-2012. Because of all of the new updates and changes, our plan is to take all of the new information and to chunk it into pieces, a series of blog post mini-lessons.
These mini-lessons will highlight and explain the most recent critical changes that you need to know about to better serve your students and campus.
In this first post, we’d like to point out the following 3 critical highlights.
3 CRITICAL HIGHLIGHTS
1. There will NOT be an accommodations manual this year, rather a single web page will be updated as new policies and documents are posted.
2. The previous 2010-2011 Accommodations Manual is still valid, but ONLY for the 2011-2012 TAKS administrations.
3. Accommodations for students with disabilities are available for the following assessments ONLY: STAAR, STARR Spanish, STAAR Modified, STAAR L, and TELPAS.
That ends our first STAAR Accommodations Update; in our next post we will be answering the following critical question: Who can use these testing accommodations?
If you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas for future blog posts, please let us know in the comment box below.