Test administrator training modules
As part of the TEA’s ongoing efforts to improve security measures in the state’s testing program and to help ensure that test results are meaningful and valid, the Student Assessment Division has developed web-based training modules for test administrators. This online training, which currently consists of the three modules below, is optional but strongly recommended. It is designed to supplement the mandatory training required of all personnel involved in testing.
STAAR Assessment Management System Webinar Training
Training webinars can include prerecorded presentations, FAQs, and more.
Webinar Trainings for STAAR Administration Activities and Interim Assessments
A series of webinar training opportunities for STAAR administration activities and interim assessments will be offered in 2018. Due to space limitations, district testing coordinators and technology coordinators who want to participate must register to attend these trainings. Space is limited to the first 500 registrants for each training session. Registrants will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the WebEx link provided in the email to log in to the webinar on the day of the training.
STAAR Online Testing Preparation
This webinar training will cover online testing preparation activities including registering students for online tests, managing online testing groups, setting Personal Needs and Preferences, installing local caching software, and monitoring test sessions. The webinar will take place Monday, March 5, 2018 1:00–2:00 p.m. (CT). Select the link to register for this session.
Returning STAAR Test Materials
This webinar training will provide an overview of packing and returning STAAR paper test materials to ETS in preparation for scoring and reporting. The webinar will take place Monday, March 26, 2018 1:00–2:00 p.m. (CT). Select the link to register for this session.
Updated STAAR Report Cards and Student Portal
This webinar training will provide an overview of changes to the STAAR Report Cards, as well as enhancements to the Student Portal. The webinar will take place Thursday, March 29, 2018 1:00–2:00 p.m. (CT). Select the link to register for this session.
STAAR Assessment Management System
This webinar training is designed for district and ESC testing coordinators interested in learning about new functionality in the STAAR Assessment Management System available for the spring 2018 STAAR administrations. Some new functionalities that will be reviewed include the following:
- Online test attributes displayed and edited in the Student Profile > Tests tab
- New braille versions beginning with spring 2018
- Online testing response count
- District and Campus Test Status Reports updated with timestamp and new columns to display score codes and Personal Needs and Preferences (PNP) settings
- STAAR Assessment Management System (Webinar 30:00 minutes) Posted 02/14/18
- STAAR Assessment Management System and STAAR Online Testing Platform (PDF)
STAAR Precodes and Test Materials
This webinar training will provide an overview of the student registration process, precode and test materials orders, and OOD and OOS registration.
STAAR Post Administration Activities
This webinar training will provide an overview of scoring and reporting and a review of post administration activities, including resolutions, test information changes, and score code corrections.
STAAR Assessment Management System Practice Site Overview
This webinar training is designed to introduce new and existing district testing coordinators to the new practice site for the STAAR Assessment Management System. The practice site is designed to mimic the Assessment Management System, allowing a broad audience to become familiar with system navigation and engage with system functionality in a practice setting. The practice site is scheduled to be launched in early January 2018. Additional information regarding account set up and login will be provided at a later date.
The webinar training is designed to introduce district and ESC testing coordinators to the Interim Assessment System for the optional spring 2018 Interim assessments.