Instructional Support

Tools to Support STAAR A in the Classroom

  • TEA has provided three resources for student practice during the school year for classroom assignments and assessments.  Teachers may begin using these the first day of school!   The three resources are:
    • Gridding your Answers
    • Typing Written Responses
    • Using Online Calculators.  
    The Student Materials page provides directions for saving and printing student responses.
     
    Additional tools that can be used during instruction:

    Courtesy of 2014 © Region One Education Service Center, Division of Instruction, School Compliance and Accountabilty (Marguerite Hornéy, mhorney@esc1.net) Based on a document for spelling accommodations by Nichole Kertis, Region 13, Education Service Center

     

    2014 © Region One Education Service Center, Division of Instruction, School Compliance and Accountabilty (Marguerite Hornéy, mhorney@esc1.net) Based on a document for spelling accommodations by Nichole Kertis, Region 13, Education Service Center

     

     
     
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Assessment Training Materials & Resources

 STAAR A and STAAR Alternate 2 Updates
2015 - STAAR A and STAAR Alternate 2 Updates! - TEA presentation presented at the summer Access to General Curriculum Institute July23, 2015.
 
 
 
 
 Upcoming Sessions
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Past Sessions

 

 
 

Directions for the Blendspace:   

1. Go to www.blendspace.com.

2.  Click "Join Free" button.

3. Complete the form to create an account as a student and enter class code:  BUJO.

4. Once you have submitted your information the presentation will open. 


 
 
 
 
 
2015 Annual District Testing Coordinator (DTC) Training 

 

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)