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)
    STAAR End-of-Course

    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.

Federal Assessments

  • 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.

Local Assessments

  • 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

Testing Calendar