The purpose of these half-day trainings is two-fold. First, an opportunity for the administrators in your district to provide feedback and/or ask questions regarding the current state of the Texas Assessment System. We will discuss the new interim assessments being rolled out in January, as well as an overview of the spring administration.
Second, to better serve districts, a practice site for the STAAR Assessment Management System has been developed and will become available for use starting in January. This practice site will provide district and ESC users the opportunity to orient themselves with system navigation and engage with system functionality without risk of compromising live data.
Current ESCs and DTCs will automatically be set up with accounts to access the environment. ESC coordinator permissions will be expanded in the practice environment to mirror DTC permissions to provide ESCs with greater visibility and understanding of system functionality than the current permission structure allows.