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STAAR Modified/STAAR Alternate Participation Requirements

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STAAR Modified/STAAR Alternate Participation Requirements

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  1. STAAR Modified/STAAR AlternateParticipation Requirements

  2. STAAR Modified Participation Requirements TEA 8/11/11 ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program

  3. STAAR Modified Participation Requirements • To be used for students in grades 3 through 8 and students entering grade 9 during the 2011-2012 school year • State-required documentation form • Should be completed by district staff from ARD committee • Must be retained for each student who takes an alternate assessment • Can be filed • at campus level • in IEP (although not a required part of IEP) • Three steps to determine if a modified assessment is appropriate for a student TEA 8/11/11 ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program

  4. STAAR Modified Participation Requirements • Step I: Eligibility Criteria • Understand all assessment options • Circle the subjects/courses for which STAAR Modified is being considered • Circle NA, not applicable, for subjects/courses that do not apply to the student • Subjects/courses for which STAAR Modified is not being considered • Subjects that are not tested at the student’s grade or courses that the student is not enrolled in for the school year under consideration TEA 8/11/11 ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program

  5. STAAR Modified Participation Requirements • For each subject/course for which STAAR Modified is being considered, answer Yes or No to 3 questions: TEA 8/11/11 ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program

  6. STAAR Modified Participation Requirements TEA 8/11/11 ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program

  7. STAAR Modified Participation Requirements TEA 8/11/11 ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program

  8. STAAR Modified Participation Requirements • Each Yes answer requires a justification. What page(s) of the IEP contains evidence that the student meets that criterion? • If the answer to all 3 questions for each subject/course is Yes, the student is eligible to participate in STAAR Modified for that subject/course. Go on to Step II. • If the answer to any question is No, the student is not eligible to participate in STAAR Modified for that subject/course and must participate in one of the other statewide assessments. TEA 8/11/11 ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program

  9. STAAR Modified Participation Requirements • Step II: Discuss Assurances • If an alternate assessment is selected, the ARD must discuss: • Why general assessment is not appropriate • Decision is based on multiple sources of evidence, not solely on previous statewide assessment scores • Decision is made by ARD, not administratively • Decision is based on student’s educational need, not disability category, racial or economic background, absences, or time/location of service delivery TEA 8/11/11 ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program

  10. STAAR Modified Participation Requirements • For elementary and middle school students, instructional and assessment decisions made now may impact a student’s graduation options in high school • For a student taking EOC assessments, the student is enrolled in a course with a PEIMS number that indicates coursework is modified • Modified coursework = MHSP = no automatic admission into a Texas 4-year university TEA 8/11/11 ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program

  11. STAAR Modified Participation Requirements • Step III: Summarize Assessment Decisions • Indicate the subject/course for which the student has met the eligibility criteria for STAAR Modified. • STAAR Modified tests for English III, World History, and U.S. History are not available for the 2011-2012 school year. If a student is eligible for these assessments, he/she will not test this school year. • Algebra II, Chemistry, and Physics will not be assessed with STAAR Modified. If a student is eligible for these assessments, he/she will not test this school year. TEA 8/11/11 ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program

  12. 2. Does the ARD committee have to reconvene if they determined that a student will take STAAR Modified during the 2011-2012 school year prior to these new participation requirements being posted? • In all cases, the school must informally review (not an ARD meeting) the new participation requirements and determine if each student is eligible to take the modified assessment. • If the student DOES meet the new participation requirements, an additional ARD meeting does not have to be scheduled. Simply update the IEP with the new requirements at the next regularly scheduled ARD meeting. • If the student DOES NOT meet the new participation requirements, an additional ARD meeting will have to be scheduled to discuss a change in the assessment decision. TEA 8/11/11 ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program

  13. STAAR Alternate Participation Requirements • Same eligibility criteria questions that were used for TAKS-Alt: • Does the student have a significant cognitive disability? • Note: A significant cognitive disability limits the student’s potential to reach grade-level expectations; whereas, a student with a learning disability has the potential to reach grade-level expectations, but has difficulty doing so as a result of the disability. • Does the student require specialized supports to access the grade-level curriculum and environment? • Does the student require intensive, individualized instruction in a variety of settings? TEA 8/11/11 ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program

  14. STAAR Alternate Participation Requirements • Does the student access and participate in the grade-level TEKS through prerequisite skills? • Note: A student who accesses the grade-level TEKS through modified instruction should not be designated for STAAR Alternate. • Does the student primarily demonstrate knowledge and skills through performance tasks? • New STAAR Alternate Participation Requirements posted on STAAR Alternate Resources page 8/8/11 • Includes high school course selections with PEIMS codes • More information regarding ARD process for determining STAAR Alternate high school assessments provided at 9/7/11 TETN beginning at 1:00pm. TEA 8/11/11 ARD Committee Training for the Texas Assessment Program