Test administrator 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 the three modules below, is optional but strongly recommended. It is designed to supplement the mandatory training required of all personnel involved in testing.

Note: training modules require a Flash enabled browser, and cannot be viewed on iOS devices.

Module 1: Active Monitoring Module 2: Distribution of Test Materials Module 3: Proper Handling of Secure Materials

Assessment Management System Webinar Training

Training webinars can include prerecorded presentations, FAQs, and more.

2019-2020 Webinars
Webinar Trainings for Administration Activities and Interim Assessments

A series of webinar training opportunities for administration activities will be offered in 2019-2020. Due to space limitations, district testing coordinators and technology coordinators who want to participate must register to attend these trainings. Space is limited to the first 500 registrants for each training session. Registrants will receive an email from messenger@webex.com. Use the WebEx link provided in the email to log in to the webinar on the day of the training.

Winter Activities for Upcoming STAAR Administrations
  • This webinar training will provide information about preparing for the spring 2020 test administrations. The training will review changes to student test registration process for receiving test booklets and precoded answer documents. This training will also review the retester file and other activities in preparation for test administration.
  • The webinar will take place, January 21, 2020 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. CT. Registration is required for this event. Click on the following link to register:https://ets-txprogram.webex.com/ets-txprogram/onstage/g.php?MTID=e276aa8186801fdac6a7d709ab55eca6c
STAAR Alternate 2, and TELPAS Alternate
  • Two webinar training opportunities for STAAR Alternate 2 and TELPAS Alternate administration activities will be offered in 2020. Each webinar will be offered at two different times but will include the same information. An email with registration links will be sent once registration opens in January
  • The webinars will take place, Tuesday, January 28, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, January 29, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
TELPAS & TELPAS Online Training Center
  • Two webinar training opportunities for TELPAS, and TELPAS Online Training Center administration activities will be offered in 2020. Each webinar will be offered at two different times but will include the same information. An email with registration links will be sent once registration opens in January.
  • The webinars will take place, Tuesday, January 28, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Technology Staff Network Configuration, Secure Browser Installation, and Device Set Up
Online Testing Preparation for Spring 2020
Overview of the STAAR Online Testing Platform
Getting Ready for your Spring 2020 Shipments to Arrive
  • This webinar training will provide information regarding receipt of your spring 2020 STAAR precode and test material shipment. The training will review the online material lists in the STAAR Assessment Management system, how to order additional materials, and information on district receipt of materials.
  • The webinar will take place, March 5, 2020 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. CT. Registration is required for this event. Click on the following link to register:https://ets-txprogram.webex.com/ets-txprogram/onstage/g.php?MTID=e15920e6619dfa0e348470fda2c951ca9
Spring 2020 Material Returns
  • This webinar training will provide information about test material returns for spring 2020 including completion of header sheets, packing scorables versus nonscorables, freight versus UPS shipment and how to return OOD/OOS test takers. This training will also review the online Answer Document Packing List (ADPL).
  • The webinar will take place, March 24, 2020 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. CT. Registration is required for this event. Click on the following link to register:https://ets-txprogram.webex.com/ets-txprogram/onstage/g.php?MTID=e34a7be9867f000744efe716e448a19b8
  • This webinar training will provide information for spring 2020 for the Student and Teacher Portal. This webinar training will provide information on how to use and navigate both portals. The training will review how to find a student’s access code, how to navigate the student portal, how teachers can use the generic portal logins to see test items, and how teachers can access the Teacher Portal.
  • The webinar will take place, April 21, 2020 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. CT. Registration is required for this event. Click on the following link to register:https://ets-txprogram.webex.com/ets-txprogram/onstage/g.php?MTID=e93ed9451a694acc996d58f7d053924ea
Preparing for the Release of Spring 2020 Scores
  • This webinar training will provide information regarding receipt of your spring 2020 scores. The training will cover the various report types posted to the Assessment Management System for scoring and reporting. The training will also review resolution of test warnings, score code changes, rescores, and other changes needed after scores have been reported.
  • The webinar will take place, April 23, 2020 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. CT. Registration is required for this event. Click on the following link to register:https://ets-txprogram.webex.com/ets-txprogram/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecf788b1a39abb5de83f203627b26978f

For questions or assistance regarding the webinars, contact the Texas Assessment Support Center at 855-333-7770, STAAR3-8@ets.org, or STAAREOC@ets.org.

Student Assessment Training Resources

Access training materials provided by Student Assessment staff through TETNs and PowerPoint presentations.

View Resources

View 2018-2019 Testing Coordinator Training (PDF)