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.
Note: training modules require a Flash enabled browser, and cannot be viewed on iOS devices.
Assessment Management System Webinar Training
Training webinars can include prerecorded presentations, FAQs, and more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the Zoom link provided in the email to log into the webinar on the day of the training.
Online Testing Preparation for December 2020
- October 19, 2020 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
This webinar training will provide information about preparing for online testing for fall 2020. The training will review online testing preparation. Register HERE
Overview of the STAAR Online Testing Platform
- October 22, 2020 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
This webinar training will provide an overview of the STAAR online test platform including a review of accessibility features used for during testing. Register HERE
Getting Ready for your December 2020 Shipments to Arrive
- November 10, 2020 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
This webinar training will provide information regarding receipt of your December 2020 STAAR precode and test material shipment. The training will review the online material lists in the STAAR Assessment Management system, how to order additional materials, and information on district receipt of materials. Register HERE
December 2020 Material Returns
- December 1, 2020 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
This webinar training will provide information about test material returns for December 2020 including completion of header sheets, packing scorable versus nonscorable, freight versus UPS shipment and how to return OOD/OOS test takers. This training will also review the online Answer Document Packing List (ADPL). Register HERE
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 HERE
PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WEBINARS
2020-2021 Interim Assessment Webinars
Interim Assessment Overview and Updates (Webinar 1 hour 19 minutes) Posted 9/3/20
Interim Student Registration (Webinar 1 hour 35 minutes) Posted 9/3/20
Classroom Teachers- Interpreting Student Interim Scores (Webinar 1 hour 28 minutes) Posted 9/3/20
A Deep Dive into the Online Reporting Suite (ORS) (Webinar 1 hour 29 minutes) Posted 9/3/20
Fall 2020 Summative Assessment Webinars
Technology Staff Network Configuration, Secure Browser Installation, and Device Set Up (Webinar 1 hour 34 minutes) Posted 10/23/20
Fall Activities for the December 2020 STAAR Administration (Webinar 1 hour 33 minutes) Posted 9/25/20
December 2020 Student Registration Updates (Webinar 1 hour 33 minutes) Posted 9/3/20
Registration for New District Testing Coordinators (DTCs) (Webinar 1 hour 39 minutes) Posted 9/3/20