2014 Accommodations for Students with Disabilities taking STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR L, STAAR Modified, and TELPAS

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Accommodations for students with disabilities are intended to provide students effective and equitable access to grade-level or course curriculum and assessments. For the purposes of the statewide assessments, students needing accommodations due to a disability include:

  • Students with an identified disability who receive special education services and meet established eligibility criteria for certain accommodations
  • Students with an identified disability who receive Section 504 services and meet established eligibility criteria for certain accommodations
  • Students with a disabling condition who do not receive special education or Section 504 services but meet established eligibility criteria for certain accommodations

For students who receive special education or Section 504 services, the decision for a student to use accommodations during the statewide assessments is made by the ARD committee or Section 504 placement committee. In those rare instances where a student does not receive services but meets the eligibility criteria because of a disabling condition, the decision about using accommodations on the statewide assessments is made by the appropriate team of people at the campus level, such as the Response to Intervention (RTI) team or student assistance team.

 NoteThis webpage serves as TEA's annually published accommodations manual. As policies and documents are finalized, they will be posted as separate links. The date shown on each document will indicate when the document was last revised.  To view these separate PDFs as one file, use the following link: 2014 Accommodations for Student with Disabilities (PDF). This file is very large at 4.4MB and the download time depends on your internet connection speed.  

 Accommodation Policies and Procedures for the 2014 Calendar Year

 Critical Information about Accommodations for Students with Disabilities (PDF posted 10/30/2013)

This document describes the purpose and appropriate use of testing accommodations for students with disabilities who take STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR L, STAAR Modified, and TELPAS. Educators must read and understand this information prior to making accommodation decisions.

 The Accommodation Triangle

This triangle organizes accommodations for students with disabilities by type, depending on the decision-making authority—appropriate team of people at the campus level versus TEA approval of an Accommodation Request Form.  Links to specific information about each accommodation are provided in the triangle below.  Note that not all accommodations are applicable to all assessments.

Accommodation Triangle

Accommodation Request Process for Type 2 Accommodations (PDF posted 10/30/2013)
This information guides district and campus personnel in the process for requesting Type 2 accommodations.  A link to the online Accommodation Request Form is included.
  

Online Accommodation Request Form (external link) and Training Document (external link PDF)
This link is to the Online Accommodation Request Form for Type 2 accommodations. A training document outlining the steps to take when completing an Accommodation Request Form in the online system is also located here.   
 
 
 2014 Online Accommodation Request Submission Deadlines (PDF posted 10/30/13)
This document lists the deadlines for submitting online accommodation requests for each test administration through December 2014.

 Training and Presentations


Presentations about accommodations for students with disabilities taking STAAR and TELPAS will be posted in this area as they become available.

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For additional information, contact:

Student Assessment Division
512/463-9536
 test.accommodations@tea.state.tx.us 
 ell.tests@tea.state.tx.us

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