Here is a quick update on some of the basic questions being asked by administrators about the upcoming STAAR testing cycle.
Medical exemptions for the STAAR students who qualify is possible. Make sure your staff follows all of the latest requirements to use this new exemption. Remember to document everything and follow the timelines.
Transcribing student responses from the test booklet is now possible. Again, make sure your staff is following the new requirements and documentation is essential.
TEA rules about classroom displays during testing have been relaxed. The important point to remember is regarding possible answers. Those must be removed or concealed during testing. When in doubt discuss this and all issues with the district testing coordinator and document all decisions.
We hope this brief reminder helps with your day-to-day challenges. Keep up the great work and always document!