Posts Tagged ‘assessment’

2018 STAAR Online Testing Issues

  The Commissioner has addressed the online testing issues experienced in April and again in May. In April, the event impacted students taking the grades 5 and 8 mathematics, 4 and 7 writing and English I tests.  In May, the event primarily impacted students taking the grades 3-8 reading test. During the April 2018 administration […]

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 […]

Communication Connections Conference Website Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of our CCC for SLPs website.  Find it at https://goo.gl/LrDt95. Created as a companion resource to our conference, this website can be accessed across all platforms (iOS, Mac, PC, Android…).  As a conference guide, you can bookmark this site in your favorite browser and use it to: Follow the […]

FIE to IEP – the ABCs of a Well-Written Plan

There are many aspects to writing a complete Individualized Education Program (IEP). These documents, when well-written, can be assets to the students they are designed for as well as their teachers.  It takes a multidisciplinary team to create such dynamic and effective plans. This two-day training will focus on combining the details of a Full […]

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, […]

Hill Country Summer Institute App Available!

Are you attending this year’s Hill Country Summer Institute? We’d like to help you make the most of your time at the institute by providing you access to our app. Here are some of its features: Schedule – From the main schedule you can create your own personal schedule. Speakers – Browse through our speakers and […]

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, […]

Accessibility Options for High Stakes Testing- Dec 3 webinar

View Online Accessibility Options for High Stakes Testing AbleNet University FREE Professional Development Wednesday, December 3 School districts across the country use a computer-based platform, such as Pearson’s TestNav, to deliver high stakes tests to students, including those with disabilities. Find out which technologies (keyboards, mice, switch interface devices, etc.) have been tested and found […]

STAAR A Overview webinar available for you to view

If you were not able to listen to our STAAR A Overview webinar this past Monday, not to worry. We have posted the recorded webinar on our webinar webpage. http://www4.esc13.net/agc/webinars For STAAR A resources check out the STAAR A tab and the STAAR Accommodations tab on our Accommodations Central LiveBinder. http://tinyurl.com/accomcentral

STAAR A Update

Region 13 attended TEA’s STAAR A training on Wednesday, September 24th. The training covered STAAR A, the computer based assessment with accommodations. We learned of the embedded accommodations and accessibility features that STAAR A will provide to students with disabilities. We also learned of the eligibility requirements and timeline for release of more information. We […]

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