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The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Modified (STAAR® Modified) modification guidelines were created to ensure consistency when modifying STAAR test items (questions) for use on STAAR Modified assessments. Modifications are made to STAAR items while preserving the construct of each item and maintaining alignment with grade-level or course content standards. Consideration has been given to the progression of complexity (word usage, sentence structure, vocabulary, and content) throughout the grades and courses.
The modification guidelines below serve as examples of how modifications are applied to STAAR test items, though not every possible modification is applied to all test items. The modification guidelines can also be used by educators as examples of instructional modifications that can be used in the classroom.
To see all available STAAR Modified Resources, visit the STAAR Modified Resources webpage.
View archived Modified Modification Guidelines no longer in use.
For additional information, contact:
Student Assessment Division