Everything You Need to Know about the STAAR Interim Assessments – Video

In this video you will learn:

  • Details about the Interim Assessments
  • Steps to prepare your district/campus technology for testing
  • How to register students for testing
  • How to administer the test
  • Information about the customizable score reports
  • Where to go for more resources and training

Other important links from video:

Link to Presentation PowerPoint


For technology: 


For training on registration and other general interim testing resources: 


Link to submit request for paper test (PDF): 


Universal Design for Learning Workshop


When We Plan for variability, everyone benefits.

Join us for this one day workshop as we explore how the Universal Design for Learning Principles can guide teachers as they create a learning environment focused on student strengths and the learning process.
Participants will examine how the UDL Principles guide educators in designing instruction that removes learning barriers and addresses student variability while providing options that allow students to choose how they will receive information and demonstrate understanding.

Who should attend this workshop?

All educators will benefit! The great thing about UDL, it’s not a SPED thing or GenEd thing, it’s for everyone.  UDL is all about variability and works at all levels of education, and in all education settings.

Participants will explore the following UDL Topics
  • UDL Overview
  • UDL Guidelines
  • UDL & Teacher Appraisal
  • UDL Implementation in the Classroom
  • UDL vs. DI and Traditional Instruction

When?  Monday, October 8th, 2018

Register Now

Mark your calendars! Watch the September 19 TETN to receive the latest updates and training on STAAR accessibility.

Gather your team and watch together! Testing coordinators, special education teachers, assistive technology specialists, instructional technology specialists, ELL representatives, 504 coordinators, and others will learn about the latest updates and training on STAAR accessibility.

This TETN is open to districts as well as Education Service Centers. It may be viewed at Region 13 or from districts that are members of the Distance Learning Network by contacting Distance Learning at distancelearning@esc13.txed.net or 512.919.5444.

For more information, contact Robert Garcia, District Assessment, robert.garcia@esc13.txed.net


Date: September 19, 2018

Title: 2018-2019 Accessibility Updates
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Audience: ESC and district personnel
Event#: 597
Summary: This presentation will provide updates to districts and Education Service Centers about the 2018-2019 Accessibility Policies.

Title: 2018 TELPAS/Alternate Assessments Fall Update
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Audience: ESC and district personnel
Event#: 598
Summary: This presentation includes the 2018 TELPAS/Alternate Assessments Fall Update and the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) Decision-Making Policies from the TEA Student Assessment Division for districts and ESCs.


In addition to the TETN, extended learning can be found on the Region 13 Accommodation Central website. Please join us for live, online discussions about both TETN events. To be notified of the date and time for these discussions, join the Accommodation Central Community.


For additional information, contact:

Student Assessment Division

1701 North Congress Avenue

Room 3-122A

Austin, Texas 78701

(512) 463-9536