Do you have questions about allowable supplemental aids for STAAR assessments?

Texas Education Agency (TEA) has posted an up-dated Power Point training for the use of allowable supplemental aids for STAAR assessments.

To review the Power Point from the TEA website click here.

Remember any allowable accommodation for STAAR must be routinely, independently, and effectively used as an accommodation during classroom instruction and classroom testing before it meets the criteria as an accommodation for the STAAR assessments.

Allowable supplemental aids include:

Mnemonic Devices SA1

Blank Graphic Organizers SA2

Math Charts SA3

Pictorial Models of Fractions and Geometric Figures SA4

Written Composition Rules SA5

Science Graphics SA6

Science Formula Triangles SA7

Blank Maps SA8

Timelines SA9

 

Another important reminder, supplemental aids do not have to be STAAR compliant the first time the aid is introduced to the student. Provide what is necessary for the aid to be meaningful for the student based on the student’s individual needs. Then work to scaffold and adapt the aid to then be test ready by STAAR time.

Do you know secondary students who struggle with decoding?

Join the Region 13 SIM Team to learn more!

word strategy

Helping Secondary Students Decode with Word Identification (FA1532063)

In this workshop you will learn the Word Identification Strategy. This is a research-validated strategy that teaches students to systematically dissect words, pronounce them, and then fluently read them in a sentence. As students become adept with applying the strategy their comprehension and fluency scores improve!

Research from the University of Kansas tells us that substantial increases have been achieved with all subgroups of students, including students with reading disabilities.

October 28, 2015. 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Register in eCampus

Are you searching for instructional stategies to help all students in your ELAR class be successful?

4 boys readingJoin us for Accessing the General Curriculum in ELAR!

In this workshop you will acquire tools and practice strategies for teaching grade-level English Language Arts and Reading content to students with disabilities.

You will leave this engaging and fun session with hands-on activities and materials that you will be able to use in your classroom.  The workshop content is appropriate for both general education and special education teachers.

Register in eCampus:  FA1532309 on 11/6/15, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

 

Do you teach math?

young clever science children students with abacus and copyspace

If so, check out our upcoming workshop, Math for All: AGC in grades 3-12. You will learn how to accommodate and modify instruction in the math classroom to meet the needs of your  struggling learners. The workshop will also provide information regarding allowable accommodations for the STAAR.  Hands-on experiences will be provided to show how to best meet the needs of a diverse population.

When: October 26th, 9am – 4pm

Where: ESC Region 13

Cost: $85

Register: ecampus.esc13.net, search for Math for All or workshop #FA153245

This would be a great workshop to attend as a teaching team – special education teacher with your general education teaching partner!

Susan Hemphill, Math Specialist and JC Sanders, Special Education Specialist will be your co-facilitators for the day.