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TEA has developed the STAAR Alternate 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 to assess students in grades 3–8 and high school who have significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving special education services.
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STAAR Alternate 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: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/pdf-help/
You can use the link to access 2014-2015 Participation Requirements (posted 01/06/14)
You can use the link to access the Spring 2015-2016 Essence Statements (posted 03/07/14)
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