March Madness

R9 Assessment Newsletter

STAAR 3-8 and STAAR EOC April Administration

STAAR 3-8 April Administration Writing 4&7

March 11 Materials list available

March 11-29 Order additional materials

March 18-Districts receive shipment of test materials

March 29 Districts receive precoded materials

March 22 CTC must be trained (TA training by April 5)


*Additional materials usually ship separate of initial materials
*Check TAMS reports to verify student registration and materials

STAAR 3-8 and STAAR EOC May Administration

March 1 is last day for districts to submit precode test registrations.

TELPAS


Key March dates:

The whole Month of March:

Assessment Window is Currently Open (closes April 5)

Online Training and Calibration Activities available

For keywords to calibration activity sets see published reports in PearsonAccessnext.

  • Train Raters, writing collection verifiers, calibration proctors, any other individuals involved in the administration of TELPAS
  • Registration still open for TELPAS in Pearsonaccessnext
  • Check with LPAC for accommodations

CTC's and TA's should have been trained in February


Available in Avocet: (listed under the "What's New")


Resources:

TELPAS Tutorials, Listening & Speaking Practice Sets, Reading Practice Test, and Reading Released Tests


Angelina Chapa
Bilingual/ESL/Migrant Specialist
angelina.chapa@esc9.net
940-322-6928

STAAR Alternate 2

TEA Updates:



2019 STAAR Alternate 2 Materials Lists Available

The 2019 STAAR Alternate 2 materials lists will be available on March 1, 2019 in the STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate Assessment Management System athttp://www.TexasAssessment.com.The lists indicate the materials and quantities your district is scheduled to receive for the 2019 STAAR Alternate 2 administration. Additionally, materials lists are provided for each campus in your district indicating the materials that will be shipped for that campus. Separate materials lists indicate district overage. Consult with campus coordinators and verify the quantities of materials needed for each campus in your district.

No materials list will be available if your district did not register students and indicate large-print enrollment counts for this administration during the October 22–November 11, 2018 window. If you did not register students and indicate large-print enrollment but have students who will participate in this administration, you must submit an order for additional materials, along with a student registration file containing the new students, via the Assessment Management System at http://www.TexasAssessment.com. Additional orders without a student registration file with the new students will not be approved. The window to order additional materials is March 11–April 12, 2019.


Key March Dates:


  • March 1 Materials list available, CTC's training deadline
  • March 4-8 Districts will receive shipment of test materials
  • March 11 Order additional materials
  • March 15 TA training sessions deadline
  • March 18-29 Preview window open
  • March 30-April 21 Assessment window open

Available in Avocet: (listed under the "What's New")



RESOURCES:

Accommodations Central


Amy Blackwell
Assessment/Evaluation/Speech & Language Specialist

amy.blackwell@esc9.net
940-322-6928


Starsha Canaday
AT/PPCD/Low-Incidence Specialist
starsha.canaday@esc9.net
940-322-6928

TELPAS ALTERNATE

TELPAS ALTERNATE

TEA Updates:

2019 TELPAS Alternate Post-Administration Survey


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) would like your feedback on the TELPAS Alternate administration. After the TELPAS Alternate transcriptions have been completed for all participating students, the test administrator should complete the post-administration survey. We also encourage any other stakeholders who may have fulfilled various roles during the testing window to complete the post administration survey. The survey link is located on the Pearson Access Next (PAN) homepage under TELPAS Alternate at https://tx.pearsonaccessnext.com, or you can access it directly from here: 2019 TELPAS Alternate Survey.


For questions and assistance regarding the information in this communication, contact the Customer Service Center using the live chat feature, the Pearson Customer Support Form, or by calling 800-627-0225.


Key March Dates:


  • Assessment Window is Currently Open (closes April 5)
  • CTC's and TA's should have been trained in February



Available in Avocet: (listed under the "What's New")


Resources:

TEA TELPAS Alternate Resources


Angelina Chapa
Bilingual/ESL/Migrant Specialist
angelina.chapa@esc9.net
940-322-6928

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