Training Activities

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Trainings and Webinars for 2024–2025

The following webinars are scheduled for the 2024–2025 school year:

  • 2024–2025 STAAR Interim Assessments, Event #1177

September 17, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Regional and district testing coordinators only

 

  • 2024–2025 LPAC Decision-Making Process, Event #1178

September 19, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon (CT)

Regional testing coordinators and regional bilingual and ESL coordinators

 

  • 2024–2025 Accessibility for the Texas Assessment Program, Event #1179

September 26, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon (CT)

Regional and district testing coordinators

 

  • Fall 2024 Updates for STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate, Event #1180

October 17, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Regional and district testing coordinators

Trainings and Webinars for 2023–2024

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 in the Learning Management System (LMS).

In addition, the Student Assessment Division coordinates with the Technology Alliance for Statewide Initiatives (formerly the Texas Education Telecommunications Network) to present webinars on timely topics throughout the school year, including program updates and additional training. District staff should contact their education service centers (ESCs) to register and access the webinars.

The following webinars are scheduled:

  • LPAC Decision Making Process, Event #1134

October 5, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon (CT)

Regional testing coordinators only

  • Accessibility Updates, Event #1137

October 12, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon (CT)

Regional and district testing coordinators only

  • Fall 2023 Updates for STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate, Event #1135

October 19, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CT)

Regional and district coordinators only

  • Updated STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements, Event #1163

October 19, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (CT)

Regional testing and special education coordinators and district testing and special education coordinators

  • Updated STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements (repeat session), Event #1164

October 20, 2023, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Regional testing and special education coordinators and district testing and special education coordinators

  • Spring Updates for TELPAS and TELPAS Alternate, Event #1136

January 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (CT)

Regional and district coordinators only

  • STAAR Spring Refresher, Event #1162

February 15, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon (CT)

Regional and district coordinators only

 

Regional Testing Coordinator Training

Regional coordinators are required to be trained in test security and administration procedures at least once. However, annual training is strongly encouraged, especially for new and updated policies and procedures. On September 29, 2023, Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff will host the annual ESC training for regional testing coordinators covering all components of the Texas Assessment Program for the 2023–2024 school year. Following a “training of trainers” model, regional coordinators train district testing coordinators. District coordinator training should be completed by the recommended dates on the Calendar of Events.

Recordings of and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations from the 2023–2024 ESC training will be posted in LMS.