Released Tests, Answer Keys, and Scoring Guides

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You can access released tests for the TAKS, and Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) Reading by using the links below.

TAKS Released Tests

Texas Education Code §39.023(e) requires the Texas Education Agency to release only the primary form of the TAKS for every grade and subject tested every three years. The 80th Texas Legislature enacted the three-year release schedule in 2007. The 81st Texas Legislature modified it in 2009. After the 2011-2012 school year, TEA will only give TAKS exit level tests. Because TEA is phasing this testing program out, we are no longer developing TAKS questions. This means that the current "pool" of questions from which make up the tests has to last for the life of the program.  Therefore, TEA will no longer be releasing TAKS tests. 


Printable versions of the released tests and answer keys for grades 9, 10, and exit level are available on the following webpages:

    TAKS Released Tests 

      Hard Copy

      You can order hard copies of the released tests, including braille versions, online through Pearson or by calling 866-447-3577.

      Pearson Online Ordering

      TELPAS Reading Released Tests

      TEA implemented new TELPAS reading tests for grades 2–12 in the 2007–2008 school year. The spring 2010 tests were the first tests released. You can find released tests and answer keys for grades 2–12 on the following webpage:

      TELPAS Reading Released Tests

      Related Resources

      Use the links below to access information relating to TAKS assessments.

      TAKS Released ItemsA set of representative TAKS items is available for 2008 and 2010.