Student Mobility

All students must be provided an opportunity to demonstrate their academic knowledge and skills, and emergent bilingual (EB) students must be provided an opportunity to demonstrate their progress in learning the English language.

 

Manage Students Who Enroll or Withdraw

  • For students who have moved from one Texas district to another, the receiving district testing coordinator should move the student to the new district using the Transfer Student task in the Student Information module in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). Refer to the How District-level Users Transfer Students Between Campuses or Districts section of the TIDE User Guide for instructions.

  • Districts can view reports of students who have transferred into and out of their district in the Student Information module in TIDE.

  • For students who formally withdraw from your district, ensure the student information in TIDE is up to date so that the receiving district can access accurate information. As required by TAC 74.5(c), sending districts must ensure academic achievement records are promptly provided to the receiving campus.

  • For students who do not formally withdraw, including migrant students, the district and campus must still account for these students' test records.

Screenshot of the Transfer Student Page in TIDE
Transfer Student page in TIDE

❏ Understand District Responsibilities for Students Who Move During the Testing Window

 

STAAR responsibilities

STAAR Alternate 2 responsibilities

  • Districts must ensure that all students who enroll during the testing window are assessed.

  • District coordinators should check for any assessments already administered by the sending district to ensure that all required assessments are administered and that students do not unnecessarily retake an assessment.

  • Any student who moves into a district on or after the first day of the testing window must be provided an opportunity to test. This includes students who

    • move from campus to campus within the same district,

    • move from one Texas school district to another,

    • are enrolling from a private school, or

    • are enrolling from a school outside of Texas

  • For all students, refer to the Enter Student Information in TIDE section to ensure student information is up to date.

TELPAS Responsibilities

 

Sending District and Campus

  • For students in grades K and 1 who were assessed holistically, assign ratings and submit ratings in DEI.

  • For students in grades 2–12 who were assessed,

    • submit online assessments,

    • submit student responses for paper administrations in DEI, and

    •  assign holistic ratings and submit the ratings in DEI.

  • For all students, refer to the Enter Student Information in TIDE section to ensure student information is up to date.

Receiving District and Campus

  • For students in grades K and 1, the receiving district and campus are not responsible for holistically rating these students.

  • For students in grades 2–12, district coordinators must check for any assessments already administered by the sending district to ensure that students do not unnecessarily retake an assessment.

  • The receiving district and campus

    • must administer online assessments to students who have not taken the tests yet,

    • must administer a paper assessment to eligible students who have not taken the test yet, and

    • are not responsible for holistically rating these students.

  • For all students, refer to the Enter Student Information in TIDE section to ensure student information is up to date.

TELPAS Alternate Responsibilities

 

Sending District and Campus

  • If the sending district and campus have completed all 40 Observable Behaviors, the rating information must be submitted in DEI.

  • If all 40 Observable Behaviors were not completed, enter "E" for extenuating circumstances.

  • For all students, refer to the Enter Student Information in TIDE section to ensure student information is up to date.

Receiving District and Campus

  • The receiving district and campus are not responsible for holistically rating these students.

  • For all students, refer to the Enter Student Information in TIDE section to ensure student information is up to date.

 

Manage Students Who Temporarily Relocate

For a student who will take a test at an alternate location such as a different campus, a different district, or an alternate education setting, it is not necessary to transfer the student to the other location in TIDE. District testing personnel should enter the name of the other testing location in the Testing District and Testing Campus fields in TIDE under the Student Demographics section. For reporting and accountability purposes, the student’s enrolled district and campus will receive the student’s test results.

Screenshot of the Student Demographics portion of the Student Information page, including Testing District and Testing Campus fields
Testing District and Testing Campus fields in the Student Information page