• South San employees will find useful files & links below that may be able to help with questions about STAAR and its available accommodations.  If you have any suggestions of what should be added, contact Denise Orosco by e-mail at dorosco@southsanisd.net or by phone at 210-977-7370.  Your input is both welcomed & appreciated.
  • STAAR Online Test Security 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 three modules below, is optional but strongly recommended. It is designed to supplement the mandatory training required of all personnel involved in testing.


  • STAAR Resources-TEA Webpage
    The resources on this website provide information to familiarize Texas educators and the public with the design and format of the STAAR program. The information should help educators understand how the new STAAR program measures the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards. These resources should support, not narrow or replace, the teaching of the state-mandated curriculum, the TEKS.
  • STAAR Accommodation Resources--TEA Webpage
    Accommodations are changes to materials or procedures that enable students with disabilities or English language learners (ELLs) to participate meaningfully in 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.

    The accommodation resources on this website are provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for districts to use in implementing accommodation policies for the STAAR, and the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) assessments.

  • Assessments for Students with Disabilities--TEA Webpage
    A student with a disability can be a student:

    -- with an identified disability who receives special education services;

    -- with an identified disability who receives services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; or

    -- with a disabling condition who does not receive special education or Section 504 services.

    The Texas Assessment Program is a statewide testing program that includes the STAAR©, STAAR Spanish, STAAR A, STAAR L, and STAAR Alternate 2. Although most students will take STAAR with or without allowable accommodations, a student with a disability may have choices regarding which of these assessments is most appropriate.