The Testing Coordinator Connection
Data Clean Up Windows
Resolve Student Information and Test Discrepancies in TIDE, Submit Score Code Changes, Language Code Changes, and Rescore Requests
Districts will be able to resolve student information and test discrepancies during the data clean up windows. Resolutions and test information changes completed during the window will be reflected in updated reports, but any updates made after this window will not be reflected in reports used for accountability.
- TELPAS: May 27th - June 3rd
- May STAAR 3-8: June 20th - 24th
- April & May STAAR EOC: June 16th - 17th
NOTE: There have been reports of districts being unable to resolve TELPAS test discrepancies in TIDE during this window. Should this happen, please reach out to Cambium directly at 833-601-8821.
Preliminary TELPAS Data Files Omission
- The preliminary data files for the spring 2022 Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) administration that were published on May 27, 2022, omitted the field “Years in US School” for students in grade 1, despite the information being available in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). This will be updated in the final files when they become available for districts on June 22, 2022. Districts do not need to make changes in TIDE unless the information should be updated.
End of Course Eligibility in TIDE
As part of its efforts to ensure that paper test materials were accurately calculated for districts, Cambium set the End of Course Eligibility field to "No" for students who received a passing score on a spring 2022 STAAR EOC assessment.
NOTE: Districts have reported errors in this update (students who passed still showing as eligible to retake it). Cambium has recommended that districts double check the information in TIDE to ensure that those identified as retesters did not pass.
- Districts are able to access a list of eligible students by going to Monitoring Test Progress > Plan and Manage Testing in TIDE. Select the test administration from the Test menu. Select the specific test(s) from the Test Name menu. In the Get Specific panel, select the first option for “students who have not started any opportunity in the selected administration.” The results will include all students who are eligible to take the selected test(s) but have not started yet.
2022 STAAR: Communication Materials for Parents
To better assist districts, TEA created the District Communication Toolkit to help campuses communicate with parents on how and when to access their child’s STAAR scores.
The toolkit consists of working documents that campuses can customize to communicate with families about accessing their child’s STAAR results, including:
Learning Management System (LMS)
District Email Addresses Required for 2022-2023
- All district personnel currently using a personal email address to log in to the Learning Management System (LMS) or TIDE need to update their log in email address to an email address associated with their district. Only users with valid district email addresses will be able to access LMS in the 2022–2023 school year. Please notify all users of LMS in your district to verify the email address they are using and, if necessary, change it to a district email address as soon as possible.
Download & Save Information/Certifications From LMS
- Before the end of the school year, all users should download and save any information or certifications they have in LMS. The training modules available in LMS will be updated for the 2022–2023 school year, and some trainings will no longer be available. It is best practice for all users to download and save their training history annually. Staff who change districts or who do not update their personal email address to a work-associated email address will not have access to their training history after July 1, 2022, unless it is downloaded and saved in a secure location.
Raw Score Conversion Tables
- The basic score on any test is the raw score, which is the number of questions answered correctly. You can only interpret a raw score as a particular set of test questions.
- Scale scores differ from raw scores in that you can interpret scale scores across different sets of test questions. Scale scores allow direct comparisons of student performance between specific sets of test questions from different test.
To view raw score conversion tables for other assessments, visit the Raw Score Conversion Tables webpage.
NOTE: There was an error with the percentiles on the STAAR grade 8 science conversion table that was posted. The corrected Raw Score Conversion Table is expected to be up on TEA’s website before the end of the day.
June STAAR EOC
Paper Test Materials
- The paper test material calculations were updated and available in TIDE on May 31, 2022.
- The deadline to ship all answer documents to Pearson for scoring is June 28, 2022.
- The deadline to ship all other testing materials (test booklets, unused answer documents, etc.) to Pearson for reconciliation is June 30, 2022.
Online Test Sessions
- Beginning June 6, 2022, districts will be able to create test sessions for the June administration in the Test Administrator Interface of the Test Delivery System (TDS). For instructions on how to create a test session, refer to the Test Delivery System (TDS) User Guide.
- Districts may request additional paper test materials for the June administration by contacting Texas Testing Support. All requests must be submitted by June 19, 2022.
Administration Test Dates
Algebra I, Biology & U.S. History
- June 21st - June 24th^ (Paper)
- June 21st - July 1st* (Online)
- June 21st (Paper & Online - All make-up sessions must be completed by June 24, 2022)
- June 23rd (Paper & Online - All make-up sessions must be completed by June 24, 2002)
^If a district is no longer in session during the June administration window, the district may adjust the testing schedule to test on Monday, June 20, 2022.
*Districts that opt into the extended online testing window may choose to administer online assessments (without a writing component) on Monday of the second optional online testing week.
Opt-Out of Printed Labels
- The deadline for districts to decline printed labels in TIDE in June 24, 2022.
- Reminder: Printed report cards are not available for the June administration.
SPRING 2022 STAAR EOC ADMINISTRATIONS
Preliminary STAAR EOC assessment data files and roster reports for the spring administrations will be posted to district test coordinator’s inboxes in TIDE on June 13, 2022.
- These reports include students who tested online and students whose paper test materials were returned on time. The early file is provided for districts to make decisions about summer retesting or remediation based on the spring 2022 STAAR EOC assessment results.
- NOTE: Some information in the file, including test history and English Learner Progress Measure values, may not be complete in the early report. Since these are preliminary files, they should not be used for accountability.
Spring 2022 STAAR Alternate 2 Administration
- Preliminary student results for the spring 2022 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Alternate 2 were made available in the Centralized Reporting System (CRS) on May 31, 2022. As results in CRS are preliminary, they should not be used for accountability.
When I try to upload CRS data files into my SIS, I'm getting an error message and the files aren't importing. What am I doing wrong?
- The data files downloaded from CRS do not match the TEA approved layout, so they cannot be imported. The correctly formatted files are those that are sent to DTC inboxes.
Are kindergarten students included in the English Language Proficiency (ELP) component of Closing the Gaps?
- Kindergarten students are included in the ELP component of the Closing the Gaps domain if the student received a TELPAS composite rating of Advanced High. If the composite rating is not Advanced High, the student is not included.
STAAR Redesign: Format Changes
Resources and information needed to prepare for and administer the Texas Assessment Program.
The District and Campus Coordinator Resources, a collection of webpages, is prepared for its initial publishing at the beginning of each school year. For the 2021–2022 school year, additional updates are planned in the fall and again in the spring.
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.