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State Assessment Resources

TEA Resources

Answer documents for training purposes

New to Texas coding

Calculator policy

Dictionary policy

How to look up a student's testing history

Test monitor checklist



Educator Guide to Accessibility within the STAAR Program

Lead4Ward Designated Supports Quick Look - Local decision

Lead4Ward Designated Supports Quick Look - TEA decision required

Lead4Ward Allowable Supplemental Aids Quick Look


Training Materials & Test Security

TEA test administrator training modules - all three modules must be completed

STAAR Grades 3-5 Test Administrator Manual

STAAR Grades 6-8 Test Administrator Manual

STAAR EOC Test Administrator Manual

Oral/Signed Administration Guidelines

SSI Manual


Technology Supports

ETS - STAAR Online Testing Platform


  • Deleting a Student

  • Entering Accommodations and Time to Test

  • Managing Online Testing

  • Manually Importing Testing Tickets

  • Updating Student Demographics

  • Student Assessment History Search


  • Login to the Texas Assessment Management Website

  • STAAR Assessment Management System User's Guide


Pearson - TestNav for STAAR Alt. 2, TELPAS and TELPAS Alt.

Headset Test Instructions


  • TELPAS Online Tasks

  • Changing Years In US Schools and Other Demographic Info

  • Creating Sessions and Adding Students to Sessions

  • Entering Accommodations and Coding ARD Exempt Students

  • Entering Holistic Ratings

  • Moving or Removing a Student from a Test Session

  • Printing Student Testing Tickets

  • Starting, Unlocking and Stopping Test Sessions

  • Updating Holistic Rating Information after Initial Entry

  • Update Caching

  • Pulling the TELPAS Combined Status Report




Directions & Help

  • How to Mass Assign Students to a Test

  • Inventory - What does that color coding mean?

  • Best Practices: Accommodations


For HELP, after you login to TestHound, look to the Help tab on the right side of the screen and click there.


TELPAS Resources

Newly Enrolled EL—Holistically Rated Domains: An EL from another Texas school district, state, or country who enrolls on or after the first day of the TELPAS testing window (February 24) will not be assessed by the receiving district in the holistically rated domains. However, newly enrolled students in grades 2–12 are required to take the TELPAS reading and listening and speaking tests.

2020 TELPAS Test Administration Manual

2020 TELPAS Rater Manual - Only Available Online

2020 TELPAS Educator Guide

2020 TEA Resources Page


TELPAS Online Training Center - Opens Monday, January 13, 2020

  • Calibration window opens for new and returning raters on Feb 10, 2020

  • Proficiency Level Descriptors (PLDs)

  • How to Access the Online Training Site

    • After completing the modules and practice activities for the K–1 Online Basic Training Course, Grades 2–12 Online Basic Training Course, or the Assembling and Verifying Grades 2–12 Writing Collections course, a certificate of completion will be available on the Scoring Summary tab of the TELPAS Online Training Center.

SAY Directions for use during Calibration Sessions

2019-20 Writing Collection Overview for Grades 2-12

Grades 2-12 Coversheet and Checklist

Grades K-1 Coversheet and Checklist

Student Rating Roster

Directions - How to login to TELPAS TestNav8


TELPAS Alternate

Introduction to TELPAS Alternate 2020 - PPT

Student Eligibility Criteria 2020 - PPT

Educator Guide to TELPAS Alternate 2020

Test Administrator (TA) Manual 2020

Observable Behavior - Notes Version


STAAR Alternate

District and Campus Coordinator Resources (DCCR)

Educator Guide

Test Administrator/Non-Secure Front Matter Manual

Allowable Accommodations Information