Technical Digest 2012-2013

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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 Texas Education Agency (TEA) Student Assessment Division website.

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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: State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

Chapter 5: STAAR–Modified (STAAR–M)

Chapter 6: STAAR–Alternate (STAAR–Alt)

Chapter 7: Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)

Chapter 8: Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), TAKS (Accommodated), and Linguistically Accommodated Testing (LAT) 

Chapter 9: Resources  

Bibliography 

Appendix A: Quality Control System (QCS)   

Appendix B: STAAR Statistical Tables  

      Appendix C: STAAR–M Statistical Tables

        Appendix D: STAAR-Alt Statistical Tables

          Appendix E: TELPAS Statistical Tables

            Appendix F: TAKS Statistical Tables 

              Appendix G: TAKS-M 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.texas.gov