District Coordinator Training

STAAR

Icon with the letters D and C inside, used to represent District Coordinator.Prepare for and attend district testing coordinator training.

❏ Review these District and Campus Coordinator Resources

  • Read and review these Coordinator Resources, and become familiar with policy and procedure highlights before the training session.
  • Know the different roles and responsibilities of individuals participating in testing.

❏ Review the Security Section in these Coordinator Resources

  • Review the Security section in these Coordinator Resources for detailed information regarding the requirements for maintaining the security and confidentiality of the Texas student assessment program.

❏ Review the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC)

  • Become familiar with the sections of the TEC and TAC addressing eligibility requirements for assessments, testing accommodations, and testing requirements for graduation.

❏ Review Resources for Online Activities

❏ Receive Login Information and Assign User Access to the Assessment Management System

  • After a district submits information for a new district testing coordinator or superintendent to AskTED, a new user profile is created in the Assessment Management System if the user does not already have an account. A pair of emails containing the new user’s username and temporary password will be sent to the email address entered into the Assessment Management System when the new account is set up.

    NOTE: Users must log in and establish a new password within 10 days of receiving the welcome email. If a new password is not established within 10 days, the user’s credentials must be reset.

    If users already have an existing account, they must have their role updated to ensure they have the appropriate access to system functionality.

    • District coordinators will create accounts for campus testing coordinators.
    • If you are the district coordinator and have not been assigned a user ID, contact the Texas Assessment Support Center at 1-855-333-7770 or STAAR3-8@ets.org or STAAREOC@ets.org.
    • Refer to the Assessment Management User's Guide for more information about logging in to the system for the first time and creating or editing user accounts.

❏ Attend Training

  • All district coordinators must attend training annually.
  • If you have not received notice of the date and location of the district coordinator training session for your region, contact your regional education service center (ESC) testing coordinator. Training should be held by the date specified on the Calendar of Events.
  • Ensure these resources are accessible during the session.

Review and Sign the Appropriate Security Oath

  • Understand your obligations concerning test security and confidentiality.
  • Check the box next to each item on the oath.
  • Complete the oath in accordance with the directions listed for your specific role.


Supplemental STAAR District Testing Coordinator Training Module

This training module was created for District Testing Coordinators. It is designed to supplement the mandatory training required of all District Testing Coordinators. The training consists of two training videos and twelve questions about the content covered in the videos. The module should take about an hour to complete. A Certificate of Completion will be available at the end of the module. Individuals will be prompted to fill in their first and last name and date of completion prior to printing or saving a copy of the certificate. Note that any unsaved certificates will not be retrievable at a later time.

DTC Module

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STAAR Alternate 2

Icon with the letters D and C inside, used to represent District Coordinator.Prepare for and attend district testing coordinator training.

❏ Review these District and Campus Coordinator Resources

  • Read and review these Coordinator Resources, and become familiar with policy and procedure highlights before the training session.
  • Know the different roles and responsibilities of individuals participating in testing.

❏ Review the Security Section in these Coordinator Resources

  • Review the Security section in these Coordinator Resources for detailed information regarding the requirements for maintaining the security and confidentiality of the Texas student assessment program.

❏ Review the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC)

  • Become familiar with the sections of the TEC and TAC addressing eligibility requirements for assessments, testing accommodations, and testing requirements for graduation.

❏ Review Resources for Online Activities

❏ Receive Login Information and Assign User Access to the Assessment Management System

  • Existing district coordinators should verify access to the Assessment Management System.
  • After a district submits information for a new district coordinator or superintendent to AskTED, a new user profile is created in the Assessment Management System if the user does not already have an account. Emails with initial login information will be sent to the email address entered in the AskTED profile.
  • If you are the district coordinator and have not been assigned a username, you must contact the Customer Service Center at 800-627-0225.
  • Refer to the Assessment Management System User’s Guide for more information about logging in to the system for the first time and creating or editing user accounts.
  • District coordinators create accounts for campus testing coordinators and other roles.

❏ Attend Training

  • All district coordinators must attend training annually.
  • If you have not received notice of the date and location of the district coordinator training session for your region, contact your regional education service center (ESC) testing coordinator. Training should be held by the date specified on the Calendar of Events.
  • Ensure these resources are accessible during the session.

Review and Sign the Appropriate Security Oath

  • Understand your obligations concerning test security and confidentiality.
  • Check the box next to each item on the oath.
  • Complete the oath in accordance with the directions listed for your specific role.

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TELPAS

Icon with the letters D and C inside, used to represent District Coordinator.Prepare for and attend district testing coordinator training.

❏ Prepare for Training

  • Establish procedures to identify and assess all eligible English learners (ELs).
  • Implement processes to ensure that enough raters are designated and appropriately trained and that enough monitored sessions for calibration are scheduled.
  • Implement procedures to support the validity and reliability of the holistically rated assessments.
  • Ensure proper coordination with technology staff so that campuses are set up for the monitored calibration sessions and online tests.
  • Train campus personnel on online administration and submission processes.
  • Maintain security and confidentiality throughout the assessment period.

❏ Review the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) Administration Resources

❏ Review the Security Section in these Coordinator Resources

  • Review the Security section in these Coordinator Resources for detailed information regarding the requirements for maintaining the security and confidentiality of the Texas student assessment program.

❏ Receive Login Information and Assign User Access to the Assessment Management System

  • After a district submits information for a new district coordinator or superintendent to AskTED, a new user profile is created in the STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate Assessment Management System. Emails with initial login information will be sent to the email address entered in the AskTED profile.
  • If you are the district coordinator and have not been assigned a username, contact the Customer Service Center at 800-627-0225.
  • Refer to the Assessment Management System User’s Guide for more information about logging in to the system for the first time and creating or editing user accounts.
  • District coordinators create accounts for campus testing coordinators as needed.

❏ Attend Training

  • All district coordinators must attend training annually.
  • If you have not received notice of the date and location of the district coordinator training session for your region, contact your regional education service center (ESC) testing coordinator. Training should be held by the date specified on the Calendar of Events.
  • Ensure these resources are accessible during the session.

Review and Sign the Appropriate Security Oath

  • Understand your obligations concerning test security and confidentiality.
  • Check the box next to each item on the oath.
  • Complete the oath in accordance with the directions listed for your specific role.

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TELPAS Alternate

Icon with the letters D and C inside, used to represent District Coordinator.Prepare for and attend district testing coordinator training.

❏ Prepare for Training

  • Establish procedures to identify, document, and assess all English learners (ELs) eligible to take TELPAS Alternate.
  • Know the different roles and responsibilities of individuals participating in testing.

❏ Review TELPAS Alternate Administration Resources

  • Become familiar with these District and Campus Coordinator Resources, and read the TELPAS Alternate Test Administrator Manual.
  • Become familiar with recent Texas Education Agency (TEA) Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN) presentations and other TELPAS Alternate resources located online on the TELPAS Alternate Resources webpage. Multiple, short presentations are available and cover such topics as TELPAS Alternate requirements, eligibility decision-making procedures, accessibility, testing protocol, and authentic classroom examples written by educators that provide instructional activities clarifying how to assess students at varying levels of English language proficiency using the observable behaviors for each domain. 

❏ Review the Security Section in these Coordinator Resources

  • Review the Security section in these Coordinator Resources for detailed information regarding the requirements for maintaining the security and confidentiality of the Texas student assessment program.

❏ Review Resources for Online Activities

❏ Receive Login Information and Assign User Access to the Assessment Management System

  • After a district submits information for a new district coordinator or superintendent to AskTED, a new user profile is created on the STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate Assessment Management System. Emails with initial login information will be sent to the email address entered in the AskTED profile.
  • If you are the district coordinator and have not been assigned a username, you must contact the Customer Service Center at 800-627-0225.
  • Refer to the Assessment Management System User’s Guide for more information about logging in to the system for the first time and creating or editing user accounts.
  • District coordinators create accounts for campus testing coordinators.

❏ Attend Training

  • All district coordinators must attend training annually.
  • If you have not received notice of the date and location of the district coordinator training session for your region, contact your regional education service center (ESC) testing coordinator. Training should be held by the date specified on the Calendar of Events.
  • Ensure these resources are accessible during the session.

Review and Sign the Appropriate Security Oath

  • Understand your obligations concerning test security and confidentiality.
  • Check the box next to each item on the oath.
  • Complete the oath in accordance with the directions listed for your specific role.


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