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The cueing and prompting terms defined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) describe the types of additional assistance that may be needed during an assessment observation if a student is unable to proceed with the task as expected given the preplanned supports provided. This additional assistance is identified as cues or prompts and affects a student’s score. For State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Alternate (STAAR Alternate) purposes, the terminology and definitions used for cueing and prompting must be consistent across the state to ensure standardized evaluation of student performance. The following documents provide the state-required definitions for cues and prompts and guidance on how cues and prompts should be applied during assessment observations.
To see all available STAAR Alternate resources, visit the STAAR Alternate Resources webpage.
For additional information, contact:
Student Assessment Division
1701 North Congress Avenue, Room 3-122A
Austin, Texas 78701