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TEA Presents: STAAR Redesign and Online Testing - What You Need to Know

STAAR has been redesigned and Texas has moved to mandatory online testing in 2022-2023. As you make this a reality in your districts, what questions do you have and/or what struggles are you experiencing?

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In an effort to increase the number of times students have the opportunity to practice online testing in the Cambium system, TEA is encouraging districts to allow for at least TWO practice opportunities (At-Bats) during the 2022-23 school year.
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In an effort to assist ESCs with outreach to districts, TEA is developing a dashboard that tracks the number of At-Bats in each district. This dashboard will allow ESCs to view the number of At-Bats by district and campus.
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As a result of LEA feedback, optional BOY assessments will be available during the 2022–23 school year. BOY assessments are designed to be administered at the start of the school year to provide educators with data to develop appropriate instructional plans and address gaps in student learning.

Key Dates for Fall 2022

August 22–October 14, 2022 Districts can register students in TIDE

August 30–October 21, 2022 Test administration window


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State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Interim Assessments are optional, online assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and that help educators monitor student progress and predict student performance on STAAR. These assessments will be available at no cost to districts and open-enrollment charter schools, and they are not tied to accountability.
STAAR Interim Assessments Overview

Key Dates for 2022-23

August 22, 2022 Registration available

November 7, 2022-December 16, 2022

Administration Window 1: RLA and Math Tests #1

Grades 3–8 RLA, Spanish grades 3–5 RLA, grades 3–8 mathematics, Spanish grades 3–5 mathematics, Algebra I, English I, and English II

November 7, 2022-April 14, 2023

Administration Window 2: Science and Social Studies Tests

Grade 5 science, Spanish grade 5 science, grade 8 science, grade 8 social studies, Biology, and U.S. History

January 10, 2023-April 14, 2023

Administration Window 3: RLA and Math Tests #2

Grades 3–8 RLA, Spanish grades 3–5 RLA, grades 3–8 mathematics, Spanish grades 3–5 mathematics, Algebra I, English I, and English II

NOTE: TEA recommends November for Window 1 tests and February for Window 3 tests for the most accurate prediction of STAAR performance.


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TFAR allows educators to create formative assessments by writing or selecting items from an item bank. Educators will be able to analyze the results of these formative assessments to help inform instructional choices such as making immediate lesson plan adjustments or providing specific interventions for students at the level of individual standards.

TFAR is meant to supplement and support existing district resources and formative assessment practices. Quizzes built using this tool should be combined with a broader set of classroom formative practices that are part of a coherent instructional framework*.

*Please respect the Terms of Use / Copyright of existing resources and content of software programs in your district.

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TEA Online TFAR Training Modules

Access 9 TFAR Training Modules through the Texas Assessment Learning Management System

Both Video and PowerPoint Slide Decks (with notes) are provided.

Suggestion: Print PowerPoint Slides with Notes. They are a great reference for step-by-step instructions!


Logging in to LMS: Before logging in to LMS for the first time this school year, district personnel must log in to TIDE and change their password. District personnel will use their TIDE log in credentials to access LMS in the 2022–2023 school year.


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Texas Home Learning Unit Assessments in Cambium

Educators using the following Texas Home Learning products can administer proctored or unproctored module assessments through Cambium by creating a Test Session in the Testing Delivery System (TDS):

  • Eureka Math
  • Carnegie Math
  • Amplify RLA

These assessments are located under the CRIMSI option in the Test Administrator Interface of TDS.

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