Elementary Newsletter

Helpful Links - February 2023 Instructional Technology



Sharon Wells Online

Go to Edcite: Signin with Google


(See Handout for detailed Instructions)

TEKS Resouces/TEXGuides/Implementing TEKS

Go to:

Shelbyville ISD Website


Login with Google

Click Curriculum Links


Digital Access to Curriculum

Digital access to resources from TEA.

See Attached PDF


Zearn Math

This is a program for Intervention/HB4545/Tutorials



This is a program for Intervention/HB 4545/Tutorials


STAAR New Question Types

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Online Testing Updates 8.30.2022

Redesign of STAAR-BEGINNING 2022-23

  • the addition of new non-multiple-choice questions that give students more ways to show their understanding and better reflect questions teachers ask in the classroom;
  • the addition of a writing component to reading assessments for grades 3–8 to better support the interconnected way these subjects are taught; and
  • the incorporation of more cross-curricular passages into the new reading language arts (RLA) assessments so that test questions can reference topics students have learned about in other classes.

TEA is removing the maximum time allowed for STAAR assessments

Students are expected to complete STAAR tests in about three hours.


TELPAS reading and writing domains will be combined in an online test for students in grades 2–12 this year. Because of this new standardized version of a writing assessment, districts will no longer need to holistically rate writing samples for students in grades 2–12.

Read & Write App in Chrome & on Chromebooks

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Cambium Updates

2022-2023 CAMBIUM RESET: The Cambium applications are now open. Trainings have been added to the Learning Management System (LMS). Before logging into the LMS for the first time, educators must log into TIDE and change their password. Any educator that needs access to the LMS must have a TIDE account.

Trainings that are currently available through the LMS are:
* Technology Requirements for the Texas Assessment Program
* The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)
* TIDE Enhancements for 2022-2023 School Year
* STAAR Alternate 2 Overview
* STAAR Alternate 2 Eligibility
* Texas Through-Year Assessment Pilot (TTAP) Overview
* Texas Formative Assessment Resource (TFAR) Authoring System

2022 STAAR RELEASED TESTS: The 2022 STAAR Released Tests for RLA, Science, and Social Studies are set to be available on the STAAR Released Test Questions webpage beginning August 23rd. The Math test is set to be released in September.

2022 ACCOUNTABILITY RATINGS: Districts and campuses may access their Accountability Rating Data Tables by clicking here.

2022 STAAR REPORTS: Districts and campuses may access STAAR reports for themselves or the Region by clicking here.

2022-2023 NEW ITEM TYPES: TEA announced that the Preliminary Item Type document on the STAAR Redesign webpage is now finalized. The item type document can be accessed by clicking here.

2022-2023 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: The 2022-2023 Calendar of Events has been posted. Please note that an updated version of the COE will be released in early fall with additional dates.

2022-2023 STUDENT REGISTRATION FILE: The 2022-2023 Student Registration filehas been released on texasassessment.gov.

TEA OPTIONAL ASSESSMENT RESOURCES: TEA released a TAA outlining the optional assessment available for the 2022-2023 school year. Districts and campuses may engage in STAAR Interims, TFAR, and Beginning-of-Year Assessments through the online testing platform.

To access the TAA, please click here.

STAAR ReDesign

2022 STAAR REDESIGN TEST RELEASE (Spring Test): TEA has released the 2022 STAAR Redesign Tests in the Cambium Practice Site. Educators, students, and parents can access the redesigned STAAR test by logging in as a guest (or for students with their TSDS number if desired) and clicking on the box that says 2022 STAAR Redesign Practice Test.

NEW 2023 TESTING GUIDES (UPDATED): The 2023 Testing (Accompanying) Guides have been updated. The item types included are final. The Math Guide has been updated to merge Text Entry and Equation Editor. The Reading Guide has been updated to include Short Entry Response for Writing and Short Entry Response for Reading.

District Textbook Adoptions

HMH - Ed: Your Friend in Learning Textbook (Expiring 2023)

Pearson Realize TEXTBOOK (Expiring 2023)

Biology, Chemistry, Math Grade K-5, Science Grade K-5, Math(digits) Grade 6-8 online textbooks


Holt McDougal Online Textbook

Economics, Grade 6, 7, 8 History, Environmental Science, US History, World Geography, World History


McGraw-Hill Online Textbooks (Expiring 2023)

Spanish, Algebra, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculas, IPC, MS ELA, (Study Sync) HS ELA


FrogStreet Press/ABC Mouse - Prek Adoption 2021

Curriculum Resources

Implementing TEKS Resources - Pacing Guides


Online course: http://apps.esc1.net/ProfessionalDevelopment/ESC7/Registration/Workshop/225275

SISD staff may visit texguide.net and select Shelbyville ISD in order to access the site.

Assessments Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade

TPRI - TANGO - 1st Grade & 2nd Grade


Testing on a Computer use this link:


Training Options: (password iLoveTango)



On Computer


Additional District Adoptions/Resources

Learning Dynamics (Kindergarted & 1st Grade)

Typing.com (Grades 2-5)

Renaissance Learning (AR) Link (MyON) Freckle


Reading Eggs/Mathseeds (Elementary)

BookNook (ELAR)

This is a program for Intervention/HB 4545/Tutorials


Zearn Math

This is a program for Intervention/HB4545/Tutorials


Get EPIC - Online Books

Storyline Online - Books Online



Texas Home Learning is an optional, aligned suite of resources for Texas educators in the new learning environment.

Texas Home Learning helps Texas educators to use high quality instructional materials – one of the most impactful parts of a student’s education – in virtual, in-person, and hybrid settings with professional learning and technology supports for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has created optional online interim assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Test questions for the STAAR Interim Assessments are developed with Texas teachers and include some former STAAR items. These assessments will be available at no cost to districts and charter schools, and they are not tied to accountability.