Posts Tagged ‘Accommodations’

STAAR Alternate 2 Updates

TEA has shared their Fall Update: New Features of the STAAR Alternate 2 for 2017-2018!  Large print student booklets are now available and can be ordered by districts through the enrollment collection process. Student booklets will feature limited color images. An image card set will come with each standard size student booklet.  Cards contain the […]

Are you wondering how to effectively choose and use accommodations for students with disabilities?

Then come to Accommodations Central workshop on December 1, 2015! In this workshop you will acquire tools to implement a five step accommodation process that includes selection, administration, and evaluation of accommodations in the classroom. You will also learn how to link appropriate classroom accommodations to appropriate testing accommodations. Region 13 Specialists will provide updated information […]

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 […]

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

Join 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 […]

Do you teach math?

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 […]

State Assessment for Students with Disabilities 15-16 Update Highlights

Thursday 9.17.15  the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Student Assessment staff shared updates regarding STAAR assessments for students with disabilities.  Though STAAR and STAAR A are moving from Pearson to ETS, there will not be major changes for any assessment this year. Accommodations for STAAR The accommodations triangle from previous years has only a few clarification changes.  The […]

Dyslexia Conference 2015 – Awesome Opportunity – Attend Day Two for FREE

The 2015 Fall Dyslexia Conference, September 23 and 24, will offer two days of innovative presentations with a focus on helping students “Connect to Text.” On Day One, Dr. Jill Allor, Ed. D., professor and chair of the SMU Department of Teaching and Learning, will provide the keynote address. Dr. Allor will share her research and […]

Using MS Word to Simulate STAAR A- Extra Practice and Prep for Students

If your eligible students have already practiced and practiced with the STAAR A Student Tutorials, yet you’d still like them to continue to receive and use similar digital accommodations during instruction or for end of unit tests, then this resource may be of help-  How to use Built-In Features of MS Word to Simulate STAAR […]

Making Good Use of Audio/Text-to-Speech In The Classroom

Bill Keeney of the Delaware Valley Friends School joined Learning Ally on 12/9 for a webinar focusing on strategies for teachers to use audio in the classroom. Keeney discussed why audio is the killer app for his students and how he ensures it becomes a powerful tool for reading. “Teaching with audio is just good […]

Math for All workshop!

Need ideas for differentiation, accommodations, and modifications for your math classroom? Math for All: Access to General Curriculum in Mathematics workshop has a few more seats open. Register today! Participants will learn how to accommodate and modify instruction in the Math classroom as well as for assessments including STAAR.  Hands-on experiences will be provided to […]

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