The Testing Coordinator Connection

May 2022

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Important Announcements!

May 2022 STAAR Grades 3–8 Paper Administration

Due to supply-chain and shipping challenges that have affected the delivery of paper test materials for the May 2022 STAAR grades 3–8 administration, TEA is extending the testing window for paper administrations by two days.


  • Districts can schedule the administration of STAAR grades 3–8 paper tests (including make-up tests) through Tuesday, May 17, 2022, if necessary.
  • The deadline for returning scorable materials to Pearson has been revised to Thursday, May 19.


Please note that reporting dates are not impacted by this extension. Test results are still scheduled to be available on May 23.

May STAAR/EOC Checklists

There are many tasks that must be done to close out the May EOC window by May 13, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. and the May 3-8 window by May 20, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.


Attached, you will find a May EOC and May 3-8 checklist that your Regional Testing Coordinators created to help make sure the tasks are completed before the end of the testing windows.


April STAAR EOC Administration - Revised Deadline for Score Codes

As a reminder, the revised deadline for submitting score codes for STAAR English I and English II assessments is 11:59 p.m. (CT) Friday, May 13, 2022. All score codes for STAAR English I and English II assessments must be entered in TIDE by that time.

Data Corrections - TELPAS Alternate

Districts can resolve student information and submit score code changes for the spring 2022 TELPAS Alternate administration from May 3–6, 2022. Changes submitted during this window will be reflected in updated reports that will be provided on May 23, 2022. Any updates made after this window will be included in scheduled updates and will not be reflected in reports used for accountability.

  • Resolve student information – the spelling of a student’s name, the student’s date of birth, and student’s gender can be updated through the View/Edit/Export Student, Upload Student Information, or Upload Additional Student Fields module in TIDE by the district or campus coordinator.
  • If a student is not reported in the correct district or campus, the district coordinator should contact Texas Testing Support to update the information.
  • Score code changes – to submit a score code change, districts should select the “Change Score Code” option under Request Type in the Appeals/Score Codes module in TIDE.

For questions or assistance regarding the information in this communication, contact Texas Testing Support at 833-601-8821, TexasTestingSupport@cambiumassessment.com, or via live chat at TexasAssessment.gov.

New Resource!

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May STAAR 3-8

April 29th - May 3rd

  • Window for districts to order additional paper test materials not included in the initial order shipment. Districts will use the specific paper administration drop down in TIDE to order additional materials

May 5th - May 20th

Mathematics

  1. Online: May 10th - 20th
  2. Paper: May 10th - 17th


Reading

  1. Online: May 10th - 20th
  2. Paper: May 11th - 17th


Science

  1. Online (Gr. 8): May 5th - May 20th
  2. Paper (Gr. 8): May 5th - 17th
  3. Online (Gr. 5): May 10th - May 20th
  4. Paper (Gr. 5): May 12th - 17th


NOTE: Make-up sessions for paper STAAR Grade 8 Science may NOT be scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2022. However, districts that opt into the extended online testing window may choose to administer online assessments on Monday of the second optional online testing week.


Social Studies

  1. Online (Gr. 8): May 6th - May 20th
  2. Paper (Gr. 8): May 6th - 17th


NOTE: Make-up sessions for paper STAAR Grade 8 Social Studies may NOT be scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2022/ However, districts that opt into the extended online testing window may choose to administer online assessments on Monday of the second optional online testing week.

May 19th - May 27th

Districts Ship All Scorable Materials

  • Deadline for districts to ship all answer documents to Pearson for scoring.
  • May 19th


Districts Opt-In for Printed Report Cards and/or Opt-Out of Printed Labels

  • Deadline for districts to request printed report cards and/or to decline printed labels in TIDE.
  • May 20th


Districts Resolve Student Information and Test Discrepancies in TIDE

  • Window for corrections to student records in TIDE.
  • May 23rd - May 27th


Districts Ship All Nonscorable Materials

  • Deadline for districts to ship all other testing materials (test booklets, unused answer documents, etc.) to Pearson for reconciliation. All test booklets must be returned by this date.
  • May 26th

May STAAR EOC

May 3rd - 13th


Algebra I, Biology & U.S. History

  1. Online: May 3rd - 13th
  2. Paper: May 3rd - 6th


NOTE: Districts that opt into the extended online testing window may choose to administer online assessments on Monday of the second optional online testing week.


Score Code Deadline

  • The last day of the May 2022 STAAR EOC online testing window is Friday, May 13, 2022. This date is also the deadline for submitting score codes. All score codes for STAAR Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History must be entered in TIDE by 11:59 p.m. (CT) on that day.

May 10th - May 20th

Districts Ship All Scorable Materials

  • Deadline for districts to ship all answer documents to Pearson for scoring.
  • May 10th


Districts Opt-In for Printed Report Cards and/or Opt-Out of Printed Labels

  • Deadline for districts to request printed report cards and/or to decline printed labels in TIDE.
  • May 13th


Districts Resolve Student Information and Test Discrepancies in TIDE

  • Window for corrections to student records in TIDE.
  • May 16th - May 20th


Districts Ship All Nonscorable Materials

  • Deadline for districts to ship all other testing materials (test booklets, unused answer documents, etc.) to Pearson for reconciliation. All test booklets must be returned by this date.
  • May 19th

Materials

Important Reminders


  • Any unused or blank answer documents are to be returned as nonscorable not marked as DNR/VOID.
  • Return all materials in the boxes from which you received your test materials. Additional return boxes can be ordered only if the original boxes were damaged or a few more boxes are needed.
  • Campus ID Sheets should not be used between grades and subjects or courses but only between campuses.
  • Keep any unused blank pre-ID OnDemand labels and Campus ID Sheets. These can be used for the June 2022 administration.
  • To schedule a pickup online, follow the How to Schedule a Pickup with UPS instructions available in the Return materials to contractor page of the Coordinator Resources.

Student Results

Student Report Cards, Rosters, Summary Reports, and Administration Data Files Available


May 3rd

  • TELPAS Alternate

Preliminary Student Results Available in CRS:


May 16th

  • TELPAS
  • April STAAR EOC
  • May STAAR EOC


May 23rd
  • May STAAR 3-8


May 31st
  • STAAR Alternate 2


NOTE: CRS has been updated to change how users export results:

  • Individual student results files will be limited to three schools per request.
  • Requests are limited to a single administration.
  • A message will be displayed if a duplicate export request is submitted.

FAQs

We know the STAAR test can be super confusing and complicated, especially when it comes to what types of supports your students can use during the test.

  • Check out these helpful resources to gain a deeper understanding of supplemental aids, calculation aids, manipulatives, structured reminders, and accessibility.
STAAR Stuff Supplemental Aids for Math
STAAR Stuff: Using Calculation Aids on the STAAR Test
STAAR Stuff: Math Manipulatives on the STAAR Test
Individualized Structured Reminders - STAAR Stuff
STAAR Stuff Supplemental Aids for Social Studies
STAAR Stuff Supplemental Aids for Science
STAAR Stuff What's New in Accessibility

How do I...?

Access a List of Eligible Students by Test Administration


  • Districts are able to access a list of eligible students by test administration 90 days prior to the start of testing. In TIDE, go to Monitoring Test Progress > Plan and Manage Testing. 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.

View and Track Form Submissions in TIDE


  • Districts have the ability to view and track their form submissions in TIDE, including accommodation requests, special administration requests, testing irregularities, and security oaths. Go to Administration and Security Forms > View Forms to check the status of form submissions.

View Old & New Score Codes


  • Districts are now able to view the old score code and new score code for any score code change or score code set request previously submitted through TIDE. Go to Appeals/Score Codes > View Requests. Under Request Type, select the Set Score Code or Change Score Code option, and under Request Status, select the Processed option. In the results table, scroll to the right to view the Old Score Code and New Score Code columns.

Set or Change Score Codes in Bulk in TIDE

Users are able to update a set of TSDS IDs or Result IDs in the Appeals Template File to initiate the process of setting or changing score codes in bulk under the Appeals/Score Codes module in TIDE. This feature will allow users to set up or change score codes for multiple students at one time. For instructions on how to set or change score codes in bulk in TIDE, watch this video or refer to the TIDE User Guide.

Texas Assessment - Testing Personnel

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

DCCR

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.

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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Mary Caywood

Educational Consultant

(432) 567-3266

mary.caywood@esc18.net