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.

08/06/18  Updates to the Testing Calendar for 2018–2019, 2019–2020, and 2020–2021
06/07/18Development of the 2019–2020 and 2020–2021 Student Assessment Testing Calendars
05/10/182018 Teacher Institutes
05/07/18New STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements
05/05/18Student Assessment May 2018 Newsletter
04/09/18Student Assessment April 2018 Newsletter
04/06/18Important Changes for the 2018 STAAR Administrations
03/20/18Request for District Participation in the TELPAS Alternate Pilot Test
03/02/18 2018 TELPAS Listening and Speaking Reminders
02/09/18Correction to the 2018 STAAR Grades 6–8 Test Administrator Manual
11/14/17December 2017 STAAR EOC Assessment Test Administration Supplement
11/10/17Public Notice of Texas Request of a Waiver from 1.0 Percent State Cap on the Percentage of Students Who Take an Alternate Assessment
10/09/17Testing Information Regarding Former TAKS Examinees Taking STAAR
10/09/17Student Assessment Newsletter (external)
09/11/17Important Changes to the Texas Assessment Program for the 2017–2018 School Year
09/11/17  Update to the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Testing Calendars
08/29/17December 2017 STAAR Participation Counts Collection – Extension
08/04/17  2017 STAAR and TELPAS Released Tests
06/28/17Posting of the Approved 2017–2018 and 2018-2019 Student Assessment Testing Calendars
04/10/17Important STAAR Reporting Schedule Updates
01/06/17STAAR Short Answer Reading Questions
11/08/16Development of the 2017–2018 and 2018–2019 Student Assessment Testing Calendars
11/01/16Shortened Test Blueprints for STAAR Grades 3–8 Beginning in Spring 2017
09/14/16STAAR Online Administrations Beginning in March 2017
09/06/16Important Changes to the Texas Assessment Program for the 2016–2017 School Year