Posts Tagged ‘STAAR A’

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

STAAR A Post-administration Survey

A survey regarding the accommodated version of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR® A) has been created for individuals who participated in the 2015 STAAR A administration (e.g., training staff, those assisting with eligibility decisions, those ensuring technology readiness, those administering the test). Your feedback is voluntary and will be greatly appreciated. […]

TEA Guidance in Regards to Determining STAAR A Eligibility

News from TEA in regards to STAAR A accountability, April 8, 2015 Along with the grades 3–8 math assessments, results from STAAR Accommodated (STAAR A) and STAAR Alternate 2 (a redesign of the original STAAR Alternate) will also be excluded from the 2015 state accountability system. The U.S. Department of Education no longer allows Texas […]

STAAR A Administration Information

STAAR A ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION UPDATE District personnel should familiarize themselves with online testing policies and procedures in the test administration manuals, as well as technology information at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/techinfo. STAAR A TUTORIALS AND PRACTICE SETS Students taking grades 3-5, grades 6-8, or end-of-course (EOC) STAAR A assessments can access STAAR A student tutorials to practice using […]

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 […]

STAAR A Info all in one spot

We have created a Thinglink called STAAR A: Things You Need to Know. To access this resource, click this link: http://www.thinglink.com/scene/609494907593162752 While viewing the Thinglink, hover over the picture to see the hotspot dots. Then hover over a dot to see where the link will take you. Click on the dots to access various resources […]

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