STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness)
The IDEA Regulations Section 300.138 along with No Child Left Behind incorporates statutory requirements relating to the inclusion of children with disabilities in general State and district-wide assessment programs, including assessments described under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), with appropriate accommodations and alternate assessments where necessary and as indicated in their respective individualized education programs (IEPs). In response to this federal mandate, the STAAR Assessment Program includes special education students in testing using STAAR, (including STAAR online) or STAAR Alternate.
Region 10 STAAR staff development may include, but is not limited to, the following:
Administrator and teacher training on standards-based IEPs and instruction
Administrator and teacher training on STAAR Assessments for students with disabilities
ARD committee training on determining the most appropriate assessment
Determining appropriate accommodations to be used in instruction and assessment
Interpreting assessment results.
While most staff development activities coordinated by this program may be found in the Region 10 special education staff development workshop offerings, additional information may be made available through special flyers and brochures.
Region 10 is responsible for the timely dissemination of materials and information received from the Texas Education Agency pertaining to the Texas Assessment Program in the area of special education.