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Supplemental Aids: Graphic Timelines

Paper-based, dates-only timelines for students with memory retrieval, focus or organizational challenges.

 

Allowable on at least one state assessment Allowable on state assessment: This accommodation is allowable on at least one state assessment. See which tests allow this accommodation

Assistive Technology

Example:

  • STAAR Stuff!

    Check out this helpful video about about four supplemental aids allowed for use on the social studies STAAR tests. 

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How to Implement:

  • 1.

    Identify the concepts or information the student has difficulty remembering.

    Identify the concepts or information the student has difficulty remembering.

  • 2.

    Create a personalized timeline containing the appropriate information.

    Create a personalized timeline containing the appropriate information.

  • 3.

    Introduce the student to the timeline, allowing time for exploration and play.  

    Introduce the student to the timeline, allowing time for exploration and play.  

  • 4.

    Set clear expectations for when the student can use the timeline.

    Set clear expectations for when the student can use the timeline.

  • 5.

    Demonstrate using the timeline by thinking aloud with the student.

    Demonstrate using the timeline by thinking aloud with the student.

  • 6.

    Lead guided practice answering questions with the timeline, providing immediate supportive and corrective feedback.

    Lead guided practice answering questions with the timeline, providing immediate supportive and corrective feedback.

  • 7.

    Assign and monitor independent student work using the timeline.

    Assign and monitor independent student work using the timeline.

  • 8.

    Monitor and record the student’s progress and effectiveness with the timeline.

    Monitor and record the student’s progress and effectiveness with the timeline.

  • 9.

    Share progress and effectiveness with the student, the educational team, and the family.

    Share progress and effectiveness with the student, the educational team, and the family.

Downloadable Resources

Timeline

Review the TEA policy document for details about allowable use of supplemental aids during test administration. 

Review the TEA training pdf on supplemental aids to see examples and non-examples.

State Assessment
Allowability

Some accommodations appropriate for instructional use may not be allowable on a statewide assessment. Select the state assessment to view the implementation policies.

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Type:  Designated Support 

Assessments: Grade 8 Social Studies and EOC - US History

Student Eligibility Criteria:

  • he or she routinely, independently, and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and classroom testing.

same as STAAR

same as STAAR