Technical Digest 2008–2009

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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.  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 page. 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: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) Exit Level 
    Chapter 10: Resources  

      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