STAAR A will be administered for the last time in December 2016; therefore, this webpage will be deleted at that time.
STAAR A, an accommodated version of STAAR©, is offered as an online
assessment in the same grades and subjects as STAAR. The passing standards for
STAAR A are the same as any STAAR test. STAAR A will provide embedded supports
designed to help students with disabilities access the content being assessed.
These embedded supports include visual aids, graphic organizers, clarifications
of construct-irrelevant terms, and text-to-speech functionality.
Students receiving the following services may be
administered STAAR A in one or more subjects:
- Students with identified disabilities who are receiving
special education services
- Students identified with dyslexia or a related disorder (as
defined in Texas Education Code §38.003) and are receiving Section 504 services
If a student falls into one of these categories and receives
accommodations in instruction similar to those found in STAAR A, the STAAR A
Eligibility Requirements should be reviewed. Additional eligibility criteria
found in this document must be met in order for a student to take STAAR A.
Several resources are provided to assist educators in
understanding and explaining to parents STAAR A. A link to the STAAR Resources
webpage is provided since STAAR A is also the general assessment and shares the
same assessed curriculum, test blueprints, academic achievement standards, progress
measures, and other resources as STAAR.
A student must meet STAAR A Eligibility Requirements for
each applicable subject-area assessment in order to take STAAR A.
Links to resources that should be used to train educators and students on STAAR A.
Links to resources that may be related to students
with disabilities are located below.