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STAAR SUPPORT RESOURCES
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program includes annual assessments for reading and mathematics (grades 3–8), science at grades 5 and 8, social studies at grade 8, and end-of-course (EOC) assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and U.S History.
Resource Details District and Campus Coordinator Resources (TEA)
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has switched the District and Campus Coordinator Manual to a searchable digital platform.
Test Security Documentation
Oath, Seating Chart, MCF, Roster
Campus Assessment Plan and Test Security
Campus Assessment Plan Template - Excel workbook containing the Campus Assessment Plan (CAP). Used to plan and manage campus test programs throughout the year.
CAP Task Card - Quick reference sheet on how to manage the Campus Assessment Plan.
Test Security Supplement - HISD Test Security Manual.
Secure Storage Location Task Card - Quick reference sheet on selecting and certifying your secure test storage location.
State Testing Updates STAAR Updates Asylees / Refugees
LPAC Decisions Educator Guide
Please refer to this guide for Asylee / Refugee exemptions in Grades 3-8 and for re-testing of EOC English I.
TIDE Student Information:
Make sure to indicate Asylee / Refugee
TIDE Score Coding:
Exempt Asylee / Refugees in Grades 3 to 8 are score-coded as "O - Other".
New to Texas
Campuses must identify all students who participate in STAAR who are enrolled in Texas schools for the first time in the current school year.
Test Administration Manual Grades 3 to 8 and EOC STAAR Oral and Signed Administrations Educator Guide
Every test administrator required to read aloud secure test content must be trained using the guidelines in this document. This training will ensure that various types of test questions and answers are read aloud in a standardized manner. This guide specifically addresses the administration of assessments to students who meet the eligibility requirements for an oral or signed administration.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Power School - Downloading Student Test History Accessing Reports in A4E
Details CTC/FAC Designation Form CTC/FAC designation form to be completed by the campus Principal. The CTC will be added to Cambium within 24 hours.
Accessibility Features and Designated Supports
Test Tools - Available to all students
Designated Supports - Locally-approved supports for students who meet eligibility criteria
Learning Management System (LMS) Take optional courses in the TEA LMS to become familiar with Cambium. CTC Open Forum Visit the CTC Open Forum for the latest updates and to ask questions.
Test Administrator Manual
Grades 3-8 and End-of-Course
STAAR Mathematics Resources
Includes formula charts and graph paper.
Device Check for STAAR INTERIM and STAAR
Test Hound is no longer used by Houston ISD. You may use Excel or TIDE to organize student testing rosters for online testing.
(Test Information Distribution Engine)
TIDE Login for staff: https://tx.tide.cambiumast.com/
Documenting non-embedded supports for online testers
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Create a Test Session for Online Testing
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Print Test Tickets
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TIDE - Upload Test Attributes using a Data File NOTE: Accommodations must be turned on in TIDE before students log in. The Presentation attribute must be changed to Spanish for Spanish testers in Grades 3-5.
TIDE - Data File Uploads - Full Training 2022-10-18.mp4
For more information of Data File Uploads, please go to www.HoustonISD.org/DataFileInfo
Bookings Book a remote support session or an on-site support visit to check the network and devices.
Resource Details Seating Chart How to complete a paper seating chart. Where do students log in? Instructions on how students log in.
Electronic Device Advisory Form
Troubleshooting Guide December EOC - Troubleshooting Guide.docx Student Cheating Form Please use this link to report student cheating. Student cheating does NOT require filing an Incident Report Form.
Please use the link to document online testing disruptions.Form to be completed by the parent of the student. This form is used by campuses to track students who refuse to test (The answer document is still score coded as "S - Score" and submitted).
Resource Details May STAAR Checklist
Use this checklist before the test window closes to ensure all tasks have been completed.
Running Monitoring Reports
The "Test Status Code Report" posts the status from the previous day. So if your students tested today, you will see their status in tomorrow's report. The blanks in the report are the students who have the eligibility turned on, but have not tested.
TIDE > on green pane Monitoring Test Progress > Test Status Code Report
The "Search Status by TSDS ID" report is near-real-time and updates within 15 minutes or so.
TIDE > on green pane Monitoring Test Progress > Search Students by TSDS ID
Link to Task Card
Score Coding Instructions
NOTE: Asylee / Refugees in Grades 3 to 8 are exempt from STAAR and are score-coded as "O - Other".
Request Score Codes in TIDE via a Batch File upload
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View Score Code Requests
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Resource Details Test Materials Center and Test Hound
eSubmission - How to submit test security documents electronically via SharePoint, including oaths, seating charts, and the Materials Control Form (MCF).
How to schedule a Check-In Appointment - Intsructions
Link to schedule materials check-in:
Test Administrator Roster - This form is used to show who tested the students and who is the teacher of record for those students. NOTE: This form is to be completed by all elementary campuses.
Preliminary and Final Results on A4E Dashboards
Visit the A4E dashboard for test results:
Academic Memo regarding availability of Preliminary and Complete Results on A4E
Campuses should not use reports loaded into the TIDE sister platform, the Centralized Reporting System (CRS). Results in CRS will not provide accuracy. Campuses are instructed to use the reports provided in A4E.
Results on the Students and Families TEA Portal
Students and families may access their results at TEA Students and Families portal on the dates listed below. Task Card to access.
For April STAAR EOC, English I and II, and May STAAR EOC, Algebra I, Biology, and US History, results will be available on the Family portal on June 16.
For May STAAR Grades 3 to 8, results will be available on the Family portal on June 24.
Individual Graduation Committees and Alternative Graduation Requirements - TEA
House Bill (HB) 999 became effective on May 31, 2021. HB 999 allows students who are in 12th grade during the 2020-2021 school year to graduate regardless of the number of required assessments they have failed by going through the Individual Graduation Committee process.
This support page can be reached at www.HoustonISD.org/STAARinfo