Technical Digest 2020-2021

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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 Texas Education Agency (TEA) Student Assessment Division website.

To view all available technical digests and reports, visit the Technical Digests and Reports webpage. The links below open Portable Document Format (PDF) files: 

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 Alternate 2

Chapter 6: Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)

Chapter 7: TELPAS Alternate

Chapter 8: Resources


Appendix A: Quality Control System (QCS)

Appendix B: STAAR Statistical Tables

Appendix C: STAAR Alternate 2 Statistical Tables

Appendix D: TELPAS Statistical Tables

Appendix E: TELPAS Alternate Statistical Tables