Standardized oral administration (SOA) for the STAAR program, an online option for oral administration, will be expanded in the 2014–2015 school year to include grade 5 science and grade 6 reading and mathematics assessments. Districts will be able to test students using SOA for STAAR in the following grades and subjects:
- grade 4 reading and mathematics
- grade 5 science
- grade 6 reading and mathematics
- grade 7 reading and mathematics
- grade 8 science and social studies
Information about SOA is available on the Student Assessment website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/SOA/. This information includes the student tutorial for SOA as well as some released STAAR test forms.
Help from Region 13:
Do you have additional questions about the SOA program?
Not sure which students would be eligible for SOA? Try our SOA flow chart – Determining Eligibility for SOA Flow Chart
Wondering how else to include standardize oral administration in your daily classroom? Check out our tech tips for oral administration – Tech Tips for OA