Technical Digest 2011-2012

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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 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  



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



                Contact Information

                For additional information, contact:

                Student Assessment Division 
                1701 North Congress Avenue, Room 3-122A 
                Austin, Texas 78701 
                (512) 463-9536