Instructional Support

Assessment Training Materials & Resources

Upcoming Sessions

 
2015 Student Success Initiative (SSI) Manual Update (available via RETN)
April 13, 2015 from 9:00 - 12:00  
 

Click here to view more details or to register for this session.

 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

Past Sessions

 
2015 Annual District Testing Coordinator (DTC) Training
January 20, 2015 & January 21, 2015 

 
The DCCM is available for download on the TEA website:  http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/manuals/dccm/.

Training Handouts: 
 
Training Agenda
 

Welcome & Introductions (ppt)  Handout
 
 
 

   Assessment Participation Requirements for Students Receiving Special Education Services

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sample 2015 Reports (Note:  these were not included in the training handouts.)
 
 

TEA's Combined Training Presentation is available on the TEA website:  http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/training/ 

 

 
2015 Test Administrator Manuals and other resources are available for download from the Pearson website:  http://pearsonaccess.com/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=Texas%2FtxPALPPALayout&cid=1175826685632&p=1175826685632&pagename=txPALPWrapper 
 

 


 


Accommodations & STAAR A Overview:

 
DRAFT Accommodations Presentation
Handout - Accommodations Presentation  
 
DRAFT STAAR A Overview Presentation 
Handout - STAAR A Presentation 
 
 
STAAR A Eligibility Requirements 
 
STAAR A Accommodation Guidelines
 
2015 Accommodations
 
Educator Guide for STAAR A and STAAR Alternate 2
 
 
STAAR A Resources Pearson Website Guide 
 
 
You may download STAAR A resources from:  http://www.Texasassessment.com/STAARA and
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=25769817490&menu_id=793.
 
 
STAAR Alternate 2 resources are available at: http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/special-ed/staaralt/
 
 
Click on the following link to read Texas Education Code §38.003 pertaining to Dyslexia and Related Disorders:
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.38.htm#38.003
 
 
2015 STAAR Alternate 2 Test Administrator Manual

 
 

STAAR Alternate 2 Overview:


The following STAAR Alternate 2 Resources are available on the TEA website:
http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/special-ed/staaralt/ 
 
 
STAAR Alt 2 TETN Presentation (September 25, 2014)
 
Presentation Handout 
 
Educator Guide 
 
Test Administrator Manual 
 
Participation Requirements (English) 
 
Participation Requirements (Spanish) 
 
Allowable Accommodations 
 
Medical Exception Eligibility 
 
No Authentic Academic Response (NAAR) Eligibility
 
Dec. 2 TEA Correspondence re Administration Window 
 
 
Use the following link to access sample test questions: 
http://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/Testing/STAAR_Alternate/STAAR_Alternate_2_Sample_Test_Questions/
 
Use the following link to access the Essence Statements:
http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/special-ed/staaralt/essence/ 
 
 
 
Preparing for STAAR Alternate 2  (Pearson Training Presentation)
 
STAAR Alternate 2 Training for Test Administrators  (Pearson Training Presentation)