Special Education
The Texas Assessment Program is a statewide testing program. This program includes the STAAR© and STAAR Alternate 2.  Although most students will take STAAR with or without allowable accommodations, a student with a disability will be guided to the assessment which provides the most appropriate degree of support through the eligibility criteria established, whether the STAAR Alternate 2, STAAR online or a paper STAAR. To assist with understanding Assessments for Students with Disabilities, ESC Region 20 has consolidated state and regional resources into one area. 
STAAR Blueprint Redesign
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On November 29, 2016 TEA posted an update to the Revised STAAR Blueprints that show a reduction in the overall number of test questions for all STAAR tested subjects in grades 3-8 as per HB 743. HB 743 requires that STAAR tests be designed so that 85 percent of students in grades 3-5 can finish within two hours (120 minutes), and 85 percent of students in grades 6-8 can finish within 3 hours (180 minutes). This did not reduce the time allowed for testing which remains 4 hours for each of the tests listed above. 

Beginning 2017: Versions of STAAR
Beginning with Spring 2017, the STAAR© assessment system will no longer include STAAR A or STAAR L; instead it will include a paper version of STAAR, an online version of STAAR with built in accommodations, STAAR Spanish, and STAAR Alternate 2.
For Accountability Information
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Visit the ESC-20 Accountability & Assessment Webpage