STAAR Information

The STAAR Modified assessments will be administered for the final time during the 2013-2014 assessment cycle. The U.S. Department of Education has informed states that assessments based on modified standards for students served by special education cannot be used for accountability purposes after the 2013-2014 school year.  Further information regarding plans for the inclusion of this population of students in the general assessment program beginning in the 2014-2015 school year will be forthcoming.

Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, students receiving special education services will have the option of taking the full STAAR assessment or taking the new STAAR Accommodated assessment (also known as STAAR A). The STAAR A assessment will be administered online with numerous built-in tools designed to provide the student with accommodations that will help them be successful on the assessments. 

In order to prepare the students, we will be using the link below to an online tutorial allowing the students to practice using the tools they will be provided as well as using the online system. 

More information will be provided as it becomes available.