Student Assessment Correspondence with Districts

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Below are letters and broadcast emails sent to all districts regarding the Texas Assessment Program. To view the correspondence for another school year, visit the Correspondence with Districts webpage

Most of the links below open Portable Document Format (PDF) files.  For the files not in PDF, see the file type indicated in parentheses next to the file name.

Date Subject

06/30/21

House Bill 4545 Testing Calendar Updates

06/23/21

New Training Activities for the Texas Assessment Program

05/20/21

Student Assessment Updates for the 2021–2022 School Year

05/11/21

May 2021 STAAR Grade 3 Reading Online Tests Update

05/11/21

May 2021 STAAR Grade 3 Reading Online Tests

04/30/21

May 2021 STAAR—Important Reminder to Verify Online Test Settings

04/30/21

STAAR Resources for Families

04/07/21

April 2021 STAAR Online Testing Update

04/06/21

Additional Information on Technical Difficulties with the April 2021 STAAR Online Tests

04/06/21

Technical Difficulties with the April 2021 STAAR Online Tests -- Update

04/06/21

Technical Difficulties with the April 2021 STAAR Online Tests

02/05/21

New Supplemental STAAR Alternate 2 Training Module

01/14/21

Spring and Summer 2021 Assessment Guidance

12/22/20

Award of Student Assessment Contracts

12/16/20

Request Participation in New Item Type Cognitive Lab

11/17/20

Draft Waiver Request Notice on One Percent Cap

10/27/20

December 2020 STAAR EOC Assessment Guidance

10/8/20

BOY Registration Window Closing

9/23/20

Guidance on Tracking Covid-19 2020 Waivers

9/17/20

New Supplemental STAAR Training Modules

9/10/20

Beginning of Year (BOY) Testing Window Extension

9/1/20

Texas Formative Assessment Resource (TFAR) Demonstration Webinars

8/17/20

Texas Formative Assessment Resource and STAAR Interim Assessments

7/17/20

2020 TELPAS Released Tests

6/26/20

Update to 2020–2021 Testing Calendar

6/2/20

Assessment Survey June 2020

4/22/20

Optional End of Year Assessments Webinar

3/12/20

Oral Administration of STAAR Reading

3/11/20

2020 TELPAS Manual Additional Corrections

3/3/20

Clarification on Substitute Assessments

02/18/20

TELPAS Test Administrator Manual Corrections

01/27/20

TELPAS TETN email

12/18/19

Future Technology Changes

09/24/19

Testing Calendar Update for 2019-2020

07/31/19

Testing Calendar Update for 2019-2020

06/26/19

 2018-2019 Released Assessments

05/21/19

 Update to the 2019-2020 and 2021-2022 Testing Calendars

04/18/19

STAAR Alternate 2 Testing Window Extension

12/19/18

December 2018 Assessment Updates

11/16/18

Public Notice of Texas Request of a Waiver from 1.0 Percent State Threshold on the Percentage of Students Who Take an Alternate Assessment

09/28/18

Important Changes to the Texas Assessment Program for the 2018–2019 School Year

08/27/18

February 2019 STAAR Writing Prompt Field Test

08/06/18  

Updates to the Testing Calendar for 2018–2019, 2019–2020, and 2020–2021