Presentation on theme: "ACCOMMODATIONS STAAR STAAR Spanish STAAR Modified STAAR L or TELPAS"— Presentation transcript:
1 ACCOMMODATIONS STAAR STAAR Spanish STAAR Modified STAAR L or TELPAS
2 Critical Information about Accommodations for Students with Disabilities For the purposes of statewide testing, students needing accommodations due to a disability includeA student with an identified disability who receives special education services and meets established eligibility criteria for certain accommodationsA student with an identified disability who receives Section 504 services and meets established eligibility criteria for certain accommodationsA student with a disabling condition who does not receive special education or Section 504 services but meets established eligibility criteria for certain accommodations
3 Critical Information about Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Who makes decisions about accommodation use during statewide assessments for students with disabilities and where should the decisions be documented?Special education services: the ARD committee; IEPSection 504 services: the 504 placement committee; IAP
4 Critical Information about Accommodations for Students with Disabilities No special education or Section 504 services: the appropriate team of people at the campus level; documentation determined at local levelResponse to Intervention (RTI) team and student assistance team are just examplesThis applies to a small group of students
5 Optional Test Administration Procedures and Materials Referred to as Related Testing ProceduresIncludes some called testing accommodations in previous yearsAvailable to any student who needs themUse of these are not recorded on the student’s answer documentAuthority for decision is the same as for accommodationsThe CTC will need to know in order to plan for test daysDescriptions and guidelines for use included in document on Accommodations for SWD (Students with Disabilities) webpage and in test administrator manuals
6 Optional Test Administration Procedures and Materials A student may use the following procedures and materials during the statewide assessments:If distracting to other students, an individual administration may be required.Procedures or materials to minimize distractions (e.g., stress ball, noise-reducing headphones)Individual or small-group testingColored overlaysMagnifying devicesReading test aloud to self (e.g., reading into a voice- feedback device or voice recorder)Place markersHighlighters or colored pencilsSigning or translating test administration directionsPreferential seatingScratch paper /Reading assistance on grade 3 mathematicsother workspace
8 The next several slides only include the highlights of some accommodations. Special instructions and considerations are not shownEducators must access the actual accommodation policy pages from the Accommodation Triangle.
9 Accommodations More to come… Any Student* SpEd or 504 SpEd Only Preferential SeatingCalculatorsMath ManipulativesIndividual or Small GroupDictionarySupplemental AidsSigning or translating test directionsOral Administration** includes students who do not receive services but are identified with dyslexiaReading test aloud to selfScratch paperGr. 3 Reading Assistance(Math only)Minimize DistractionsColored OverlaysMagnifying DevicesBlank Place MarkersHighlighters/Colored pencilsMore to come…*Available to any student who needs them. Authority for this decision is the same as for accommodations.
10 Calculation Devices Reminder Gr. 3-8 math & science tests for STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR Modified, STAAR LEligibility CriteriaSpecial education or Section 504Routinely, independently, & effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testingGr. 3-4: physical disability that prevents student from writing or an impairment in vision that prevents student from seeing the numbers used in computationsGr. 5-8: meets one criteria from Gr. 3-4 or has a disability that affects math calculations (unable to memorize basic facts or perform steps in an algorithm)
11 Calculation Devices Reminder Required for STAAR, STAAR Modified, and STAAR LAlgebra IgeometryBiologySTAAR and STAAR LAlgebra IIchemistryphysicsNot an accommodation for these tests
12 Calculation Devices Examples/Types This accommodation may ONLY includeFour-function calculatorScientific calculatorGraphing calculatorLarge-key calculatorAbacus or Cranmer modified abacusAudio-graphing calculatorSpeech output calculatorThis is an exhaustive list.No other calculators are allowed.
13 Dictionary ReminderGr. 3-5 reading tests for STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR ModifiedEligibility CriteriaSpecial education or Section 504Routinely, independently, & effectively…Disability that affects memory retrieval and/or decoding skillsRequired for STAAR and STAAR Modified gr reading, gr. 7 writing, English I & II; STAAR English III; not an accommodation
14 Dictionary Examples/Types This accommodation may ONLY includeStandard/general dictionary in English (or Spanish)Dictionary/thesaurus comboElectronic dictionary (no Internet access)Bilingual dictionaryESL dictionaryPicture dictionarySign language dictionaryThis is an exhaustive list.No other dictionaries are allowed.
15 Oral/Signed Administration STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR Modified, & STAAR LTest questions and answer choices for all math, science, and social studies tests, including EOCSTAAR, STAAR Spanish, & STAAR ModifiedGr. 3-8 reading test questions and answer choices only; NEVER the reading selectionsEnglish I, II, III test questions and answer choices from the reading section; NEVER the reading selections; NEVER the revising & editing passages, questions, or answer choices; OK to read the writing prompt (more specific info to come)
16 Oral/Signed Administration Eligibility CriteriaRoutinely and effectively…Meets one of the following:The student receives special education services and is identified with dyslexia or has evidence of reading difficultiesThe student receives Section 504 services and is identified with dyslexia or has evidence of reading difficulties.The student does not receive special education or Section 504 services but is identified with dyslexia.
17 Oral Administration Examples/Types TWO levels of reading support:Reading parts of the test questionsand/or answer choices at student requestReading all test questions and answer choices throughout the testRemoved the level of “reading the test in its entirety” because reading selections can never be read aloudFor other subjects, all words in the test questions and answer choices can be read aloud
18 Mathematics Manipulatives STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR Modified, STAAR L mathematics testsEligibility CriteriaSpecial education onlyRoutinely, independently, and effectively…Has a disability that affects memory retrieval, focus, or organization such that he or she cannot learn and retain information as effectively as non-disabled peers despite multiple opportunities to learn, varied instructional strategies, and high-quality instruction.
19 Math Manipulatives Examples/Types This accommodation may ONLY includeReal or play moneyClocks (instructional clocks, not a wall clock)Base-ten blocksCountersAlgebra tilesFraction piecesGeometric figuresThis is an exhaustive list.No other manipulatives are allowed.
20 Supplemental Aids STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR Modified, STAAR L Eligibility CriteriaSpecial education onlyRoutinely, independently, & effectively…Has a disability that affects memory retrieval, focus, or organization such that he or she cannot learn and retain information as effectively as non-disabled peers despite multiple opportunities to learn, varied instructional strategies, and high-quality instruction.
21 Supplemental Aids Examples/Types This accommodation may ONLY includeAll subjects: mnemonic devices, blank graphic organizersMath: addition & multiplication charts,100 chart, place value chart, pictorial models of fraction bars/circles & geometric figuresWriting: grammar and mechanics rulesScience: graphics, formula trianglesSocial studies: blank maps, timelinesThis is an exhaustive list.No other supplemental aids are allowed.Be sure to read the complete accommodation policy for guidelines regarding labeling and other details.
22 Want additional manipulatives and supplemental aids? For the school year, these lists represent what eligible students can use.TEA will not accept ARFs for additional manipulatives or supplemental aids.
23 Be Sure to Carefully Read… This section provides detailed information that is integral to the appropriate use of each accommodation. For instance, the section may include test administration instructions, security precautions, and training requirements.The intent of this section is to assist districts in making accommodation decisions. It will be updated as needed based on educator feedback. This section will not be included on all accommodations.
24 Former Dyslexia Accommodations The Dyslexia Bundled Accommodations were part of the TAKS program for reading grades 3 through 8.The bundle of 3 accommodations does not exist for the STAAR program.However, there are several accommodations that could be useful for a student with dyslexia.Oral administration will now be expanded to include allowing the TA to read aloud the questions and answer choices from the reading tests to students who meet the eligibility criteria; the TA can never read aloud the reading selections.
25 Former Dyslexia Accommodations Extra time to complete the test (until the end of the published school day) may be allowed if the student meets the eligibility criteria. Students identified with dyslexia will most likely be included in the eligibility criteria.Having an extra day to complete the test is reserved for students with serious medical conditions or other unique and severe situations. Students identified with dyslexia will most likely NOT be included in the eligibility criteria.(These policies have not yet been finalized.)
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