Multiple Choice Cap

HB 3906 establishes a cap so that no more than 75% of any State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) test can be multiple choice. This takes effect for all STAAR tests by 2022–2023 to align with the legislative requirement for TEA to develop a plan to move to a full electronic administration by 2022–2023. The new cap on multiple-choice questions will require changes to the design of the state assessments. Educators began providing input during summer 2019 to help inform the new design and will continue to provide input through 2020. Electronic assessments will potentially allow for greater variety of test questions. 

Tentative Timeline

multiple choice timeline

HB 3906 Resources

Each link below opens a webpage with useful HB 3906 information.

Contact Information

Student Assessment Division
1701 N. Congress Avenue, Room 3-122A
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 463-9536
Fax: (512) 463-9302