• Accommodations for STAAR and TELPAS

  • Accessibility Features And Designated Supports

    Accommodations, or supports, are changes to materials or procedures that enable students to access learning and testing. It is important to keep in mind that while some accommodations may be appropriate for instructional use, they may not be appropriate or allowable on a statewide assessment.

    TEA accessibility policies may apply to any student taking STAAR or TELPAS depending on his or her needs and whether or not the student meets the eligibility criteria, if applicable. These policies are divided into 3 main categories. Within each category are links to policy documents that provide more specific information.

    Please visit the TEA Accommodations Resource webpage to view each policy.  

    1. Accessibility Features

    These are procedures and materials that are allowed for any student who needs them during state assessments for STAAR, STAAR Spanish and TELPAS. 

    • Accessibility Features

    2. Designated Supports

    These are locally-approved supports for students who meet eligibility criteria.

    • Basic Transcribing
    • Braille
    • Calculation Aids
    • Content and Language Supports 
    • Individualized Structured Reminders
    • Language and Vocabulary Supports
    • Large Print
    • Manipulating Test Materials
    • Math Manipulatives
    • Oral/Signed Administration
    • Projection Devices
    • Spelling Assistance
    • Supplemental Aids

    3. Designated Supports Requiring TEA Approval 

    These supports require the submission and approval of a TEA Accommodation Request Form.

    • Complex Transcribing
    • Extra Day
    • Math Scribe
    • Other