STAAR INTERIM ASSESSMENTS SUPPORT RESOURCES



  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has created optional online interim assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Test questions for the STAAR Interim Assessments are developed with Texas teachers and include some former STAAR items. These assessments will be available at no cost to our district and are not tied to accountability.

    STAAR Interim Assessments will continue for the 2021–2022 school year and will be hosted on Cambium's assessment platform.

    2021-22 School Year TEA Interim Assessment Administration

    Opportunity #1:
    September 7 - December 17
    gr. 3-8 Math & Read | gr. 3-5 Math & Read (Spanish) | Alg. I, Eng. I & Eng. II

    Opportunity #2
    November 8 - April 15
    gr. 5 & 8 Science | gr. 5 Science (Spanish) | gr. 8 S. Studies | Bio. & US History

    Opportunity #3
    January 10 - April 15
    gr. 3-8 Math & Read | gr. 3-5 Math & Read (Spanish) | Alg. I, Eng. I & Eng. II

    Additional resources will be posted in the table below. 

    Resource Description
    FAQ about the new State Vendor - Cambium Assessment, Inc. (CAI)  Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the new state vendor.
    Texas Education Agency - Interim Assessments Web Page  Link to the TEA web page. 
    TIDE Quick Reference Guide  Cambium's TIDE (Test Information Distribution Engine) will be used to administer all state assessments, including the TEA interim assessments. 
    TIDE User Guide From TEA,
    updated July 26, 2021
     
    Cambium's TIDE (Test Information Distribution Engine) will be used to administer all state assessments, including the TEA interim assessments. 
    Cambium Technology Pre-Check and Troubleshooting Guide  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.
    Centralized Reporting System (CRS) User Guide
    for TEA BOY and STAAR Interim
     
    Instructions on how to run reports, including how to see students’ performance in different areas over time.
    Link to the TEA Interim Assessemnts Channel on the CTC Open Forum  Please visit the CTC Open Forum for the latest updates, ask questions, and attend trainings.
    Book a Remote Support Session
    Book a 30-minute remote support session in Teams.
    Post-Training Survey  Complete the survey if you have attended an Interim Assessment workshop.