The Testing Coordinator Connection

December 2022

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Entering Student Responses

The transcript for entering student responses into the DEI directions has been posted.

AP Reminders

· April 30, 2023 (11:59 PM ET) - Deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering

· June 15, 2023 - Postmark deadline for exam payment and invoices to the AP Program. Late payments incur a $225 fee.

Longitudinal Grad Rates

Preliminary longitudinal cohorts have been updated and are now available for access through the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) Accountability application under the Research & Analysis tab. The confidential (unmasked) preliminary longitudinal cohort reports for your district have been updated to reflect 2021-22 data. The preliminary cohort lists provide cohort membership information and selected demographic and characteristic information only. Final student statuses are not provided.
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Supplemental Aid Supports


  • Creating Test Sessions

Districts may begin creating test sessions for the December State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) end-of-course (EOC) administration on November 15, 2022.

  • Test Materials

Districts will receive STAAR test administrator manuals and its initial shipment of secure paper test materials for the December administration the week of November 14–18, 2022. Districts must order any needed additional paper test materials during the window of November 18–December 9, 2022, and additional return labels by December 30, 2022.


As a reminder, districts must have specific flags set in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) for students to participate in spring administrations of the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS), TELPAS Alternate, and STAAR Alternate 2.


Students must have the Emergent Bilingual Indicator Code set to “1” for the TELPAS administration. The deadline for districts to indicate a special paper or holistic administration is November 23, 2022. For students who meet the eligibility requirements for a special paper or holistic administration, districts must have the Special Ed Indicator Code or Section 504 Indicator Code set to “Yes”. Districts must also make the appropriate selections in the Test Mode and Paper Test Format fields.

  • TELPAS Alternate

To be eligible for the TELPAS Alternate administration, students must have the Emergent Bilingual Indicator Code set to “1”, the Special Ed Indicator Code set to “Yes”, and the Alternate Student Flag: TELPAS Alternate set to “Yes” by November 23, 2022.

  • STAAR Alternate 2

To be eligible for the STAAR Alternate 2 administration, students must have the Special Ed Indicator Code set to “Yes” and the Alternate Student Flag: STAAR Alternate 2 set to “Yes” by January 6, 2023. In addition, the STAAR Alternate 2 EOC Eligibility field and the Paper Test Format field must be adjusted, as applicable.


STAAR Interim Assessments can be given over multiple days. To minimize interruption with instruction, there is no time limit for the tests.

If the test is paused and continued the next day, students will not be able to change any items previously completed.

In addition since RLA and Math have two parts - once students submit part A, they will not be able to return to that section even if it's the same day.

Interim Assessment Educator Guide

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CCMR Tracker

The CCMR Tracking Sheet from ESC 13 has been updated to include a visual dashboard to help track your Seniors.

Their free tool, an Excel spreadsheet, visually monitors the achievements of your students at your campus. Our Tracking Sheet can be downloaded to your desktop for immediate use.

This spreadsheet contains multiple tabs:

  • Tab 1 - a visual dashboard to view tracking of your Seniors.
  • Tab 2 - instructions on how to use this tool to track student data.
  • Tab 3 - examples of senior students and their indicated CCMR achievements.
  • Tab 4 - use this to track Class of 2023 CCMR Indicators.
  • Tab 5 - and beyond, are for juniors, sophomores, and freshman students.

Download Tracker Now

STAAR Resources

Assessment Test Program Updates-2022-2023

To the Administrator Addressed Correspondence

New and Updated STAAR Redesign Resources - (9/1/2022)

Optional Assessment Resources - (7/14/2022)

New Resources to Support the STAAR Redesign - (1/27/2022)

Assessment Updates 2021-2022 - (9/16/2021)

TEA STAAR Redesign

STAAR Redesign FAQ

STAAR Reading Resources/Blueprints 22-23

One-page Overview of the Preliminary New Question Types

New Question Type Samplers: Mathematics

New Question Type Samplers: Reading Language Arts

New Question Type Samplers: Science

New Question Type Samplers: Social Studies

New Question Type Samplers: Spanish Reading Language Arts

STAAR RLA Rubrics - PDF posted 10/18/2022

RLA Grades 3-5 Argumentative/Opinion Writing

RLA Grades 3-5 Argumentative/Opinion Writing - Spanish

RLA Grades 3-5 Informational Writing

RLA Grades 3-5 Informational Writing - Spanish

RLA Grades 6-English II Argumentative/Opinion Writing

RLA Grades 6-English II Informational Writing

STAAR Scoring Guides (Samples) - PDF posted 10/7/2022

RLA Grades 3-5 Constructed Response

RLA Grades 3-5 Constructed Response-Spanish

RLA Grades 6-8 Constructed Response

English I and II Constructed Response

Science Grade 5 Short Constructed Response-English/Spanish

Science Grade 8 Short Constructed Response

Biology Short Constructed Response

Social Studies Grade 8 Short Constructed Response

US History Short Constructed Response

Assessment Resources

TEA STAAR Interim Assessments

Texas Formative Assessment Resource (TFAR)

TEA Texas Assessment

STAAR Resources

STAAR Released Test Questions

Lead4ward Resources

TFAR Overview Session

Training Opportunities

Important Links


The District and Campus Coordinator Resources, a collection of webpages, is prepared for its initial publishing at the beginning of each school year.

Texas Assessment - Testing Personnel

Resources and information needed to prepare for and administer the Texas Assessment Program.

Analytic Portal

This feature allows users to view, analyze, and download assessment summary reports. Users can disaggregate and filter data and download reports in a PDF or CSV format.

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