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The Special Education department provides technical assistance and training in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs serving students with disabilities for increased student achievement.
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504 and Compliance
Behavior Support Specialist
Low Incidence Disabilities
Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Inclusive Practices for Special Education
Speech Language Pathology
|Michael Munro, Ph.D.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Who? All public school students in Texas, grades 3–12, take STAAR tests.
What? STAAR is the state’s testing program and is based on state curriculum standards (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills; TEKS) in core subjects including reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Some students participate in testing with allowable accommodations.
When? Grades 3–8 STAAR tests are given in the spring. End-of-course assessments (EOC) are given throughout the year. The number of tests your child takes each year will depend on what grade he or she is in.
Where? STAAR tests are given to students at their own school, in regular classrooms that have been set up to make it easy to focus on the test. If students have certain special needs and require special accommodations, they may be tested in a different area of the school.
Why? STAAR tests are designed to measure what students are learning in each grade and whether or not they are ready for the next grade. The goal is to ensure that all students receive what they need to be academically successful.
Texas Education Agency information regarding state assessment for students with disabilities, including information about allowable accommodations, is found at