Archive for the ‘STAAR’ Category

What we know about the new online STAAR…

TEA has shared information on the new online version of STAAR that will be available beginning in March 2017.  STAAR A and STAAR L will no longer be used as the online version will take their place.  What we know is limited to the communication from State Assessment: The new version will have embedded accommodations, […]

WELCOME TO ACCOMMODATION CENTRAL

If you’re an educator trying to decipher all of your students’ accommodations and wondering what specifically they mean and if they’re really even effective, then you’ll really appreciate this new website designed with your needs in mind.  Welcome to Accommodation Central….. Accommodation Central (www.acentral.education) is your ONE online stop for current information on supports for […]

TEA News: Significant Changes to June STAAR Testing for Grades 5 and 8, Student Success Initiative (SSI) Requirements and Confidential Student Reporting Timelines

On June 10, 2016 Commissioner of Education, Mike Morath, released a statement canceling the June STAAR Testing for Grades 5 and 8. To read the statement in full and more information about SSI and CSR please click here.  

Specially Designed Instruction in Math Summer Series!

Are you a math teacher? Do you have students with disabilities in your class? Region 13 is offering a special workshop series just for you! If you are a general education teacher working with 1st graders, or a special education teacher working in an Algebra I class, or anything in between, this summer series has […]

March 2016 STAAR Grades 5 and 8 Online Testing Update

April 20, 2016 To the Administrator Addressed communication from TEA has provided guidance on how to address SSI requirements for students affected by the online testing issues that occurred in March. Issues identified with the online testing are: 1.  students provided with an incorrect version of the test, and 2. students logged out due to […]

STAAR Alternate 2 Test Administrators: Your Input is Needed!

  The Texas Education Agency uses feedback from test administrators to drive updates (or not) to assessment materials and processes – here is your opportunity to play a role in the reflection and update process!  Please review the information from TEA, below, and follow the link to record your experience: “Testing personnel are urged to […]

STAAR A Practice Sets are Posted for March Testing

Email from TEA’s Justin Porter regarding STAAR A Online Practice Tests. Colleagues, Over the last two weeks we have posted practice tests to the STAAR Online Testing Platform (SOTP) as they have become available. As of late last night, all practice tests associated with the March test administrations have been posted as well as a […]

STAAR A Tutorials are now posted

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) online tutorials are now available through the STAAR Online Testing Platform. The STAAR practice tests will be released in the next few weeks as they become available. The tutorials and practice tests are designed to provide opportunities for students and staff to familiarize themselves with the […]

STAAR Alternate 2 – 2016 Overview

If you are a first-time STAAR Alternate 2 test administrator and would like to learn more about the planning, preparation, and administration of this assessment, then please join us at the service center on December 14 or January 25 for a day of informational activities. During this one-day optional training, we will discuss: ARD responsibilities, […]

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 […]

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