Training

2022–2023 Regional Testing Coordinator Training

On September 30, 2022, Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff hosted the education service center (ESC) training covering all the components of the Texas Assessment Program for the 2022–2023 school year. Following a “training of trainers” model, ESC staff will then train district testing coordinators. It is recommended that training of district coordinators be completed by November 11, 2022. Regional and district coordinators are required to be trained in test security and administration procedures at least once. However, annual test administration training for regional and district coordinators is strongly encouraged, especially for policies and procedures that have changed.

Recordings of and PowerPoint presentations from the 2022–2023 Regional Testing Coordinator Training are posted in the Learning Management System (LMS).

Training Modules

All district and campus personnel who participate in state-mandated testing or handle secure test materials and content are required to be trained at least once in test security and administration procedures. In addition to this required training, optional training modules are available on the LMS. Although the trainings are available to any district staff members who have access to the LMS, the following chart provides recommended training based on role.

Role

Prepare for Testing Activities

Test Administration Activities

After Testing Activities

Role

Prepare for Testing Activities

Test Administration Activities

After Testing Activities

District Testing Coordinator

  • Technology Requirements for the Texas Assessment Program

  • The Test Information Distribution Engine

  • TIDE Enhancements for the 2022–2023 School Year

  • The Learning Management System

  • STAAR Alternate 2 Overview

  • STAAR Alternate 2 Eligibility

  • Test Security for the Texas Assessment Program

  • Managing Secure Materials for the Texas Assessment Program

  • Test Accommodations for STAAR

  • Oral and Signed Administration for STAAR

  • The Data Entry Interface

  • The Centralized Reporting System

Campus Testing Coordinator

  • Technology Requirements for the Texas Assessment Program

  • The Test Information Distribution Engine

  • TIDE Enhancements for the 2022–2023 School Year

  • The Learning Management System

  • STAAR Alternate 2 Overview

  • STAAR Alternate 2 Eligibility

  • Test Security for the Texas Assessment Program

  • Managing Secure Materials for the Texas Assessment Program

  • Test Accommodations for STAAR

  • Oral and Signed Administration for STAAR

  • The Data Entry Interface

  • The Centralized Reporting System

Test Administrator

  • The Learning Management System

  • STAAR Alternate 2 Overview

  • STAAR Alternate 2 Eligibility

  • Test Security for the Texas Assessment Program

  • Test Accommodations for STAAR

  • Oral and Signed Administration for STAAR

  • The Data Entry Interface

  • The Centralized Reporting System

Technology Staff

  • Technology Requirements for the Texas Assessment Program

  • The Test Information Distribution Engine

  • The Learning Management System

  • Test Security for the Texas Assessment Program

 

TETNs and Webinars

The Student Assessment Division uses the Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN) and webinars to present timely topics throughout the school year, including program updates and additional training. District staff should contact their Educational Service Centers (ESC) to access TETNs and register for webinars.

The following TETNs and webinars are scheduled:

  • TETN: LPAC Decision-Making (Event #1096), October 6, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to noon (CT)

This presentation will provide LPAC Decision-Making training for the 2022–2023 school year, as well as an overview of LPAC resources. (Open to ESCs only.) 

  • Webinar: Fall Updates for STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate (Event #1095), October 13, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to noon (CT)

This presentation will provide STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate program and policy updates for the 2022–2023 school year. (Open to ESCs and districts.)

  • TETN: Accessibility Updates (Event #1097), October 14, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to noon (CT)

This presentation will provide Accessibility updates for the 2022-2023 school year. (Open to ESC and DTC registrants only.)