Test administrator training modules

As part of the TEA’s ongoing efforts to improve security measures in the state’s testing program and to help ensure that test results are meaningful and valid, the Student Assessment Division has developed web-based training modules for test administrators. This online training, which currently consists of the three modules below, is optional but strongly recommended. It is designed to supplement the mandatory training required of all personnel involved in testing.

Note: training modules require a Flash enabled browser, and cannot be viewed on iOS devices.

Module 1: Active Monitoring Module 2: Distribution of Test Materials Module 3: Proper Handling of Secure Materials

STAAR Assessment Management System Webinar Training

Training webinars can include prerecorded presentations, FAQs, and more.

2018 Webinars
Returning STAAR Test Materials

This webinar training will provide an overview of packing and returning STAAR paper test materials to ETS in preparation for scoring and reporting.

Updated STAAR Report Cards and Student Portal

This webinar training will provide an overview of changes to the STAAR Report Cards, as well as enhancements to the Student Portal.

STAAR Online Testing Preparation

This training webinar will cover online testing preparation activities including registering students for online tests, managing online testing groups, setting Personal Needs and Preferences (PNP) embedded supports, installing Local Caching Software (LCS), and monitoring test sessions.

STAAR Assessment Management System

This webinar training is designed for district and ESC testing coordinators interested in learning about new functionality in the STAAR Assessment Management System available for the spring 2018 STAAR administrations. Some new functionalities that will be reviewed include the following:

STAAR Precodes and Test Materials

This webinar training will provide an overview of the student registration process, precode and test materials orders, and OOD and OOS registration.

STAAR Post Administration Activities

This webinar training will provide an overview of scoring and reporting and a review of post administration activities, including resolutions, test information changes, and score code corrections.

STAAR Assessment Management System Practice Site Overview

This webinar training is designed to introduce new and existing district testing coordinators to the new practice site for the STAAR Assessment Management System. The practice site is designed to mimic the Assessment Management System, allowing a broad audience to become familiar with system navigation and engage with system functionality in a practice setting. The practice site is scheduled to be launched in early January 2018. Additional information regarding account set up and login will be provided at a later date.

For questions or assistance regarding the webinars, contact the Texas Assessment Support Center at 855-333-7770, STAAR3-8@ets.org, or STAAREOC@ets.org.

Student Assessment Training Resources

Access training materials provided by Student Assessment staff through TETNs and PowerPoint presentations.

View Resources

View 2018 Testing Coordinator Training (PDF)

View 2018 Testing Coordinator Training (PPT)