Technical Digest 2010-2011

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The Technical Digest provides information to Texas testing coordinators, educators, researchers, and interested citizens about the development procedures and technical attributes of the state-mandated assessment program. This digest does not include all the information available about the assessment program in Texas. Additional information is available on the TEA Student Assessment Division website.

To view all available technical digests and reports, visit the Assessment Reports and Studies webpage. The links below open Portable Document Format (PDF) files:

    Table of Contents/Purpose  
    Chapter 1: Historical Overview of Assessment in Texas 
    Chapter 2: Building a High-Quality Assessment System 
    Chapter 3: Standard Technical Processes 
    Chapter 4: Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), TAKS (Accommodated), and Linguistically Accommodated Testing (LAT) 
    Chapter 5: TAKS–Modified (TAKS–M) 
    Chapter 6: TAKS–Alternate (TAKS–Alt) 
    Chapter 7: Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) 
    Chapter 8: End-of-Course Assessments 
    Chapter 9: Transition to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Assessments 
    Chapter 10: Resources 
    Bibliography

    Appendix A: Sample Light Marks Analysis

    Appendix B: TAKS Statistical Tables  

    Appendix C: TAKS–M Statistical Tables

    Appendix D: TAKS–Alt Statistical Tables

    Appendix E: TELPAS Statistical Tables

    Appendix F: EOC Statistical Tables


        For additional information, contact:

        Student Assessment Division
        1701 North Congress Avenue, Room 3-122A
        Austin, Texas 78701
        (512) 463-9536
        student.assessment@tea.state.tx.us