Spring 2020 Optional End-of-Year Assessment Registration
When our children are young, we regularly take them to the doctor for “well visits” to assess their growth and development, and we use what we learn from those diagnostics to help our children flourish. In the same way, it is extremely helpful to assess how well our children are learning math, reading, science, and social studies. Parents and teachers can use that information to make adjustments in what to focus on for each of our students to help them reach their full potential. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is offering all students the opportunity to participate in free, at-home, optional end-of-year (EOY) tests. The results from this activity will show how well your child has mastered grade-level knowledge and skills this year. These tests results are solely to help you support your child and will not be used for accountability purposes for your student or school. You can use the results as you talk with your child’s school about how to best support your student moving forward. If you register your child to test, Pearson will work directly with you to provide testing credentials, materials, and results. However, your district may also register your student for the EOY assessments. If both the district and the parent register a student for testing, the student’s login information will be sent to the district as well as the student’s results. If you have more than one student testing, you will need to complete a separate registration form for each child. After registering, you can expect to receive an email with your testing instructions, login, and password within 24–36 hours. From there, follow the link provided to begin your test. Students will have until June 12th to complete their tests. Please see the FAQs published by the TEA for additional information.
State Assessments (3rd - 12th grades)
Texas’ student assessment program is designed to measure the extent to which a student has learned and is able to apply the defined knowledge and skills at each tested grade or course level.
State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
STAAR (grades 3-8)
TEA designed the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) to assess the progress that English language learners (ELL) make in learning the English language. ELL's in kindergarten through grade 12 are assessed in four language domains: listening, speaking, reading and writing. TELPAS reports student performance in terms of four English language proficiency levels: beginning, intermediate, advanced and advanced high.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.
Measure students gains in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Benchmarks are administered at key points in the year designed to assess student mastery of the taught curriculum over the given time period.
Benchmark I-Fall Semester
Benchmark II-Spring Semester