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TEA has developed the STAAR Alternate 2
assessment to meet the federal requirements mandated under the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), a federal education law
previously known as No Child Left Behind. TEA designed the STAAR
Alternate 2 to assess students in grades 3–8 and high school who have
significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving special education
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STAAR Alternate 2 Information
Many of the files on this website are in PDF and will open in Adobe Acrobat Reader. For answers to the most frequently asked questions about downloading, viewing, or printing from PDF files refer to PDF Questions and Answers.
Use the links below to access the document in English or Spanish:
Click the link to access the Educator Guide.
STAAR Alternate 2 Test Administration Manual
Click the link to access the STAAR Alternate 2 Test Administration Manual.
Use this link to access information about Allowable Accommodations for STAAR Alternate 2.
Medical Exception Eligibility Requirements
Use this link to access the STAAR Alternate 2 Medical Eligibility Exception and Liability Requirements.
No Authentic Academic Response (NAAR) Eligibility Requirements
Use this link to access the STAAR Alternate 2 No Authentic Academic Response (NAAR) Eligibility Requirements.
Sample Test Questions
Use this link to access Sample Test Questions.
Texas Education Telecommunications Network
Choose a link below to access the Fall 2014 TETN in a specific file format:
You can use the link to access the Spring 2015-2016 Essence Statements.
You can use the links to access information on TEKS Curriculum Frameworks and TEKS Vertical Alignments.
View archived STAAR Alternate files no longer in use.
For additional information, contact:
Student Assessment Division