In Spring 2012, school districts in Texas began using the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test in place of the TAKS test. Accommodations for the STAAR test were revised at that time. The "Dyslexia Bundled Accommodations" are no longer in effect.
Instead, students identified with dyslexia or with learning disabilities in decoding or reading may be eligible for a wide range of accommodations on all content areas of the STAAR and STAAR End of Course assessments.
To be eligible for these accommodations, students must use them routinely in the classroom or in testing situations. Such accommodations should also be listed on their 504 Services Plan or IEP.
Typical accommodations are extra time (a full school day instead of a 4-hour time window) and oral reading of questions and answers for the reading, math, science and social studies STAAR tests. Oral reading of questions and answers is not currently allowed for the STAAR writing test.
For the most up-to-date information about testing accommodations, please consult with your campus administrator, dyslexia teacher, or the Texas Education Agency website:(http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/staar-telpas/).