You can find Student Assessment related reports and studies on this page. If you cannot find what you need, please refer to the Student Assessment A–Z Directory or contact the Student Assessment Division at (512) 463-9536. The links below open Portable Document Format (PDF) files unless noted otherwise.
Links below lead to technical digests for the years listed:
2016-2017 | 2015–2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013–2014 | 2012–2013 | 2011–2012
The Independent Evaluation of the Validity and Reliability of the State
of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Assessments in grades
3-8, Parts 1 and 2
Part 1 contains the evaluation of STAAR
assessments for grades 5 and 8 mathematics and reading, and grades 4 and
7 writing. Part II of the report, due May 2016, will include the
remaining assessments administered in grades 3-8.
1. Summary of Part 1, grades 5 and 8 mathematics and reading, and grades 4 and 7 writing
1 of the independent evaluation, finding support for the validity and
reliability of the assessments for grades 5 and 8 mathematics and
reading, and grades 4 and 7 writing
3. Part 2 contains the evaluation of all grades 3-8 STAAR assessments, including the Part 1 report (grades 5 and 8 mathematics and reading, and grades 4 and 7 writing).
4. The addendum to the HumRRO evaluation contains the grades 3-8 item level results for all Items with at least one reviewer rating of partially or not aligned.
Use the links below to access EOC reports and studies:
Use the links below to access EL reports and studies:
Lexile Linking Study
TEA commissioned a study to inform advice provided to parents for books they might select for their children. During the study, a sample of students were given a Lexile-specific test. The study attempted to link the Lexile scores obtained by those students with their prior STAAR scores. Though the sample was not properly representative of the student populations of Texas, for the purposes of informing a book selection process for parents, this study maintains usefulness. These book selection linkages have been published on STAAR conversion tables to provide a reference for teachers who might help multiple parents with selecting books for their children.