Accommodations for STAAR and TELPAS
2017 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.
1. Accessibility Features
These are procedures and materials that are allowed for any student who needs them durring state assessments for STAAR, STAAR Spanish and TELPAS.
2. Designated Supports
These are locally-approved supports for students who meet eligibility criteria.
- Amplification Devices
- Basic Transcribing
- Calculation Aids
- Content Supports
- Extra Time
- 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.
TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY RESOURCES