1. Taking a HUB Test


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    How to take a test in the HUB and review your results.

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    • Navigating the STAAR EOC Course


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      • Cockerill-Smabre Vise.mov


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        Cockerill-Smabre Vise. Snijden van dikke staal platen d.m.v. thermischelans

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        • Webinar | Assessment Prep: Using Word Prediction as an Approved PARCC, STAAR, and SOL Accommodation


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          Finally, word prediction is not considered cheating and is allowed on year-end assessments in PARCC states and Texas. For years, students have relied on word prediction as an essential writing accommodation. Yet, until now, only a few states allowed it to be used as a testing accommodation. The PARCC testing consortium (plus Texas) is opening up word prediction as an individualized accommodation. This opens up an opportunity for you to give your students equitable access to show what they know on the test. Ruth Ziolkowski, President of Don Johnston Incorporated and the ATIA Board Member liaison between the assessment consortia and assistive technology field, shares the latest guidance so you don’t miss out on this opportunity in this recorded session. Ruth also takes a few minutes to share "before and after" student assessment examples. She then demonstrates Co:Writer word prediction and explain how the supports it includes to comply with your state’s guidelines! To view our current schedule of upcoming webinars, please visit http://donjohnston.com/webinars

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          • STAAR Tests Still Missing, Parents Lash Out


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            DENISON, TX--Some North Texas families are lashing out against the state and their kids' school district after more than 100 standardized tests disappeared. End-of-the year STAAR exams are now mysteriously missing for 164 Denison ISD students. "I don't think it's fair because if my daughter lost her homework, she wouldn't get a second chance," said Denison mother Sharon Hoover. "So why should the state get a second chance for losing something that the kids didn't do?" Hoover's 16-year-old daughter Britnee Ray will be a junior this year at Denison High School. She's one of 164 students whose STAAR test can't be located. "It's really stressful on a lot of kids, especially for the ones who struggle with school," said Ray. The exam is a statewide requirement, and Denison faculty members say a summer retest will be necessary after Pearson--an Austin-based testing company-- lost the exams. Ray and her mom, however, say they are one of many families who won't stand for it. Ray showed us the letter she received informing her that her test was missing. It's postmarked June 6--Denison's last day of school. Her family says the late notification will interfere with a lot of kids' summer plans. "It doesn't just affect the school, it affects the parents, and the students, and the employers, and the vacations and peoples' wallets," said Hoover. "If I have to be at my job, I'm probably going to have to quit," said Ray. "And I know my family needs me, because I have to pay for some bills myself." Some parents believe the students should be given a choice: retake the test or accept a low passing grade. "If they don't want to take the test, at least give them a 70 because they deserve to pass," said Jennifer Diamond. Ray says she and her classmates just want their summer back. "It's supposed to be a summer of fun," she said, "not having to stress over a test that we have to take and pass in order to graduate." Families we've spoken to this week say they'd prefer students to take it in the Fall when they're back in school mode. Hoover says she and some other parents have discussed taking legal action. Pearson has still failed to return any of our calls.

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            • 164 STAAR Tests Lost for Denison Students


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              DENISON, TX--Local students who thought school was out for the summer might be returning sooner than they think after more than 164 end-of-the-year exams went missing. If they aren't found, those students will be heading back to the classroom early. "For them to have to retake them, I feel like that's just going to put more pressure on them than what they had to begin with," said Denison mother Rolanda Morrow. Denison students have just barely begun to enjoy their summer vacation, but school faculty says a misplacement of 164 STAAR tests could bring students back in July. Denison's director of testing Brent Hoy said, "They're ruling out where the tests could be and where the tests might be." Hoy said his administration shipped off about 4,000 STAAR tests to Pearson--an Austin-based testing company. It wasn't until Pearson returned the assessments that teachers realized what they were missing. "They started identifying individual students who are missing results," said Hoy. "So we immediately got on the telephone with Pearson to try and track what's going on." School officials say a retest will be necessary for those 164. Hoy says the school is working closely with Pearson to recover those missing tests. However, parents and students say retaking the exam might not be to their advantage. "They may have forgotten it, and what if they don't do as well this time as they did the last time? I think that's going to have a huge impact on these kids," said Angie Patton. Denison senior Mattie Barrera said, "It's a state test, but the fact that we weren't the cause of them losing it, I really don't think the students should have to pay the price of having to retake it." Denison ISD says they understand the mishap is an inconvenience. "We do realize that for the individual student, it is a big deal," said Hoy. "Things are being done, and we're working within the system we have to try and find these tests. That's our priority and our number one goal." Hoy says he has reached out to the families of those students who might need to retake the STAAR exam. The school will be opening its doors in June for students who might need to start studying again. We reached out to Pearson for comment, but have yet to hear back.

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                Fresh start, early up! That's the way to get the scores up!!!

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                • STAAR testing


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                  We made a plug-in for the Reagan News Network to inform students about STAAR testing.

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                  • The Adventures of the ALIEF STAARship - Hall of Fame


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                    This video was made as a way to display procedures, tips, encouragement, and other motivational information to students at Holmquist Elementary, in ALIEF I.S.D. This particular video was played at the beginning of the day on the morning announcements prior to state testing to prepare them for a successful mindset for the day(s)

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                    • I'm Ready: Las Lomas STAAR 2014


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                      Las Lomas Elementary School, North East ISD http://www.neisd.net/laslomas/ This video is intended for educational and motivational purposes only.

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