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, end-of-course (EOC) assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology and U.S History.
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Training PPT used in the self-paced course for Campus Personnel (CTCs must take OneSource course #1461121 or attend a Live session)
Training PPT for Live session with links to videos. 2021-2022 oath in one-page landscape format. Please download and complete this form. December EOC manual for Test Administrators. Answer documents for training purposes. Quick guide to prepare tecchnology and prepare for Online Testing. Feel free to take courses in the TEA LMS to become familiar with Cambium. Training on Cambium will also be provided during the training for each testing prgram (TEA BOY, TEA STAAR Interim, STAAR, and TELPAS). Quick guide for getting started with Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). Please visit www.HoustonISD.org/CambiumInfo and scroll down to the sections for TDS, TIDE, and CRS containing task cards, guides, and videos. CTC/FAC designation form to be completed by the campus Principal. The CTC will be added to Cambium within 24 hours. FAQ focusing on Cambium and the implementation of STAAR and TELPAS. Initial General FAQ about Cambium and TIDE. User roles and permissions. Direct link to TIDE (Test Information Distribution Engine). In TIDE, you will be able to add students, accommodations, and manage testing. From TIDE, you will be able to access other platforms, including the Test Delivery System (TDS) to create sessions and the Central Reporting System (CRS) to run reports.
This site may be used to access practice and operational tests including the TEA BOY and TEA Interim. For STAAR and TELPAS, students need to use the TX Secure Browser (lockdown browser) that is pushed to all HISD managed devices.
Students may log in to an operational test or click on the lower left of the screen to access practice tests. To log in to an operational test, students need 1) their first name, 2) 10-digit TSDS Student Unique Identifier, and 3) the Session ID. The first two pieces of information are found on the test ticket. The third piece of information is provided by the CTC. To access a practice test, credentials are NOT required.
Desmos STAAR Graphing Calculator for STAAR Paper Testers
Instructions on how to set up the desmos STAAR graphing calculator for STAAR paper testers taking Grade 8 Mathematics or Algebra I.
Instructions on how to run reports, including how to see students’ performance in different areas over time.
New TEA portal for Students and Families, Testing Personnel, and Educators. To access testing resources, click on "Testing Personnel".
NOTE: After September 1, this site will be accessible via www.TexasAssessment.gov
Guide for pre-checking devices, Wi-Fi, and headsets. It is recommended to conduct the pre-check at least one week prior to the first day of testing, to allow enough time to address any issues. The guide includes troubleshooting solutions. Submitting an Accommodation Request to TEA in the TIDE system. CTC Open Forum Please visit the BOY Channel in the CTC Open Forum for the latest updates and to ask questions. "This Week in Testing" in folder in the CTC Open Forum general channel Please visit the "This Week in Testing" folder in the CTC Open Forum for the latest weekly updates. Book a Remote Support Session Book a 30-minute remote support session in Teams. Post-Training Survey Please complete the survey below if you have attended STAAR training.