Compliance with Kindergarten Reading Assessment Data Submission (TEC §28.006)

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October 21, 2013


Subject: Compliance with Kindergarten Reading Assessment Data Submission (TEC §28.006)

Pursuant to Texas Education Code (TEC) §28.006 (Reading Diagnosis) the superintendent, or a designee, of each school district and open-enrollment charter school is required to electronically report each kindergarten student’s raw score on kindergarten beginning of the year (BOY) reading instruments each year. The kindergarten data collected under this provision will be used to provide state, regional, district and local aggregate reports of prekindergarten and kindergarten programs and certain federal or government-subsidized child care and education programs.

Historically, TEA collects the kindergarten BOY data in the October-December timeframe. For the 2013-2014 school year, TEA is in the process of integrating the data collection internally to further streamline the process. At this time, TEA requests that districts and open-enrollment charter schools retain their data for a collection at a later date.

Districts administering one of the reading assessments below will be required to provide data electronically:

·        TPRI

·        Tejas LEE

·        ISIP

·        DIBELS

·        IDEL

·        DIBELS Next

·        AIMSweb TEL

·        AIMSweb MIDE

·        Children’s Progress Academic Assessment(CPAA)

·        Diagnostic Assessments of Reading, 2nd Edition(DAR-2)

·        Fox in a Box

·        ISIP™ Español Assessment

·        Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening(PALS)

·        STAR Early Literacy

·        Vital Indicators of Progress(VIP)

·        PAPI E/S

Districts using assessments other than those listed above as the kindergarten student diagnostic should notify TEA of their choice of diagnostic by email and retain the assessment data for TEA collection at a later date.

If you have additional questions about the requirements of Texas Education Code §28.006, please contact Howard Morrison at 512-936-2546 or 




Monica Martinez

Interim Associate Commissioner

Standards and Programs