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.

Module 1: Active Monitoring Module 2: Distribution of Test Materials Module 3: Proper Handling of Secure Materials

Assessment Management System Webinar Training

Training webinars can include prerecorded presentations, FAQs, and more.

2020-2021 Webinars
Webinar Trainings for Administration Activities and Interim Assessments

A series of webinar training opportunities for administration activities will be offered in 2020-2021. 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 1000 registrants for each training session. Registrants will receive an email from no-reply@zoom.us. Use the Zoom link provided in the email to log into the webinar on the day of the training

UPDATE: In response to the extension of the spring 2021 STAAR online administrations from two weeks to five, and the implications this change will have on scoring and reporting, ETS will host four live training sessions of the Online Testing Preparation for Spring 2021 webinar in February and March to provide multiple opportunities for district and campus personnel to listen and ask questions. The content presented in each session will remain the same and will follow standard ETS webinar format.

To accommodate this change, ETS will not have spring versions of the Overview of the STAAR Online Testing Platform and the Technology Staff Network Configuration, Secure Browser Installation, and Device Set Up webinars because there are no scheduled updates to the secure browser application and no new personal needs and preferences (PNPs). Districts can continue to access the recordings of the webinars from the fall in the District and Campus Coordinator Resources on the 2020–2021 Summative Webinar Recordings (Fall) webpage.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

STAAR Summative Assessment

Preparing for the Release of December 2020 Scores
  • January 12, 2021 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
    This webinar training will provide information regarding receipt of your December 2020 scores. The training will cover the various report types posted to the Assessment Management System for scoring and reporting. The training will also review resolution of test warnings, score code changes, rescores, and other changes needed after scores have been reported. Register on zoom
STAAR Alternate 2
  • In this webinar, we will review tasks related to the STAAR Alternate 2 administrations. Topics include registration, score entry, and operational reports. We will also cover TELPAS Alternate materials. Register by selecting a date: Tuesday, January 26 or Wednesday, January 27.
STAAR 3-8 Registration for New DTCs
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
    This training, specifically created for new DTCs, covers the end-to-end process for completing individual and bulk STAAR 3–8 student registrations in the Assessment Management System (TOMS). Register on Zoom

    NOTE: For instructions on the STAAR end-of- course (EOC) registration process, review the STAAR EOC Registration for New District Testing Coordinators (DTCs) webinar (Recorded September 1, 2020) HERE.

Winter Activities for Upcoming STAAR Administrations
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
    This training covers the non-registration related activities, processes, and deadlines for the Spring 2021 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) administrations. Register on Zoom
Online Testing Preparation for Spring 2021 - Session 1
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
    This training will extensively cover the critical tasks and process changes related to the spring 2021 online administrations. This training is designed to help district and campus coordinators prepare for the new requirements for inclusion of student scores on the on-demand data-file, the importance of managing online testing sessions, and the added benefits of administering STAAR practice tests, tutorials, and Interims to students. Register on Zoom

    NOTE: The same information is presented in all four of the Online Testing webinars.

Online Testing Preparation for Spring 2021 - Session 2
  • Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
    This training will extensively cover the critical tasks and process changes related to the spring 2021 online administrations. This training is designed to help district and campus coordinators prepare for the new requirements for inclusion of student scores on the on-demand data-file, the importance of managing online testing sessions, and the added benefits of administering STAAR practice tests, tutorials, and Interims to students. Register on Zoom

    NOTE: The same information is presented in all four of the Online Testing webinars.

STAAR Test Material and Precode Shipments - Receipt and Return
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CT
    This extended training session will cover the process for managing STAAR 3-8 and end-of-course (EOC) materials as they are received by districts as well as the procedures for returning scorable and nonscorable materials to ETS. Register on Zoom
Online Testing Preparation for Spring 2021 - Session 3
  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
    This training will extensively cover the critical tasks and process changes related to the spring 2021 online administrations. This training is designed to help district and campus coordinators prepare for the new requirements for inclusion of student scores on the on-demand data-file, the importance of managing online testing sessions, and the added benefits of administering STAAR practice tests, tutorials, and Interims to students.

    NOTE: The same information is presented in all four of the Online Testing webinars. Register on Zoom

Online Testing Preparation for Spring 2021 - Session 4
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
    This training will extensively cover the critical tasks and process changes related to the spring 2021 online administrations. This training is designed to help district and campus coordinators prepare for the new requirements for inclusion of student scores on the on-demand data-file, the importance of managing online testing sessions, and the added benefits of administering STAAR practice tests, tutorials, and Interims to students. Register on Zoom

    NOTE: The same information is presented in all four of the Online Testing webinars.

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
    This webinar training will provide information for spring 2021 for the Student and Teacher Portal. Topics include: how to use and navigate both portals, how to find a student's access code, how teachers can use the generic portal logins to see test items, and how teachers access the Teacher Portal. Register on Zoom
Preparing for the Release of Spring 2021 Scores
  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT This training focuses on the breadth of reporting available to districts after the Spring 2021 STAAR administrations. Topics include: how to identify and pull district and campus reports from the Assessment Management System (TOMS), how to find and correct held records (resolutions), update score codes and test language, request rescores, and other changes needed after scores have been reported. Register on Zoom

TELPAS and TELPAS Alternate
TELPAS and TELPAS Online Training Center
  • This webinar will cover tasks that must be completed in the TELPAS Assessment Management System and will include a brief overview on online testing setup. We will also discuss the TELPAS Online Training Center, including account setup and basic navigation. Register by selecting a date: Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January 27.
TELPAS Alternate
  • In this webinar, we will review tasks related to the TELPAS Alternate administrations. Topics include registration, score entry, and operational reports. We will also cover STAAR Alternate 2 materials. Register by selecting a date: Tuesday, January 26 or Wednesday, January 27.

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WEBINARS

2020-2021 Interim Assessment Webinars




2020 Summative Assessment Webinars

For questions or assistance regarding the webinars, contact the Texas Assessment Support Center at 855-333-7770, STAAR3-8@ets.org, or STAAREOC@ets.org.

Student Assessment Training Resources

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View 2018-2019 Testing Coordinator Training (PDF)