HB 3906 establishes a cap so that no more than 75 percent of any State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) test can be multiple choice. This takes effect for all STAAR tests by the 2022–2023 school year to align with the legislative requirement for the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to develop a plan to move to a full electronic administration by 2022–2023. Electronic assessments will potentially allow for greater variety of test questions. 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. TEA is developing new types of questions and will continue to seek feedback from educators through various focus groups before field testing the new question types.
For additional information, contact TEA using the Student Assessment Help Desk
Each link below opens a webpage with useful HB 3906 information.
For additional information, contact TEA using the Student Assessment Help Desk or call 512-463-9536.