January 31, 2019
2019–2020 Testing Calendar
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The purpose of this communication is to notify public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools of an update to the 2019–2020 Student Assessment Testing Calendar. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) received concerns regarding the 2019–2020 testing calendar. In response to those concerns, TEA sought feedback from a broader group of district leaders, testing coordinators, and the Texas Association of School Administrators. Relying upon that feedback, a revised testing calendar is posted on the TEA website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/calendars/.
Specifically, TEA received questions and input regarding the optional make-up testing that is scheduled to end on Friday, April 10, 2020. Based on feedback, TEA is moving the date for the paper and online administration of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) English II assessment one day earlier from Thursday, April 9 to Wednesday, April 8, 2020. This change allows districts and charter schools to conduct make-up testing for this assessment on Thursday, April 9.
If your district or charter school has previously received advice from TEA regarding this issue, it may continue with its current testing plan based on that advice or move to the revised testing dates.
Please call the Student Assessment Division at (512) 463-9536 if you have any questions about this information.
Assessment Contact Information:
Texas Education Agency
Student Assessment Division
Cc: District and ESC Testing Coordinators