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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has created free, optional online interim assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The STAAR Interim Assessments are a TEA-provided tool to help educators tailor instructional practice to address students’ needs. These assessments will be available at no cost to districts, and they are not tied to accountability.
The spring 2018 STAAR Interim Assessments are a pilot administration and participation is voluntary. Districts that choose to participate will need to contact TEA to confirm participation. Educators who would like to participate in the pilot should contact their districts. Pilot participants will be asked to provide feedback via a survey. Additionally, TEA will conduct on-site cognitive labs to get first-hand information from students and educators regarding their experience with the tool. Results of the survey and cognitive labs will inform improvements, including faster and more detailed reporting, before the full launch of the interim assessments in 2018–2019.
Districts that are interested in participating in the spring 2018 STAAR Interim Assessments pilot administration, please contact the Student Assessment Division via email at StudentAssessment@tea.texas.gov