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STAAR Performance Standards

The Texas Education Agency posted updated STAAR Performance Standard Charts early last week. These include:   STAAR 3–8 Performance Standards Chart (PDF posted 02/01/16) STAAR Alternate 3–8 Performance Standards Chart (PDF posted 02/01/16) STAAR EOC Performance Standards Chart (PDF posted 02/01/16) STAAR Alternate EOC Performance Standards Chart (PDF posted 02/01/16) For questions regarding STAAR assessment […]

Analytic Portal on the Texas Assessment Management System

The following information was shared through the TEA listserv for  District and ESC Testing Coordinators: “The purpose of this email is to let you know that the Analytic Portal is now available on the Texas Assessment Management System at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/. This portal allows users to create summary  reports of student performance for the State of […]

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Performance Standards Requirements for 2015–2016 and Beyond

The public comment period for the proposed amendment to the current commissioner rule (19 TAC §101.3041) should begin on Friday of this week. Under this proposed amendment the phase-in approach would be replaced with a standard progression approach from 2015–2016 through 2021–2022, increasing performance standards annually in smaller increments. The proposed commissioner of education rule […]

Assessment Calendar

As we have mentioned in Curriculum Council during the last couple of meetings, the Student Assessment calendars have been updated a few times. Please download the most recent calendar at http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/calendars/.   ESC Region 13 Contacts: Mark Billingsley – mark.billingsley@esc13.txed.net Trish Flores – trish.flores@esc13.txed.net (ELL)    


The following was sent out through e-mail distribution lists. It is being posted here as well to ensure that all have up to date information. “Due to the sharp increase in usage of the ESTAR/MSTAR system, your district may have recently experienced technical difficulties. In order to ensure users have a positive experience, the ESTAR/MSTAR […]

Changes to the Texas Assessment Program for the 2015–2016 School Year

The Texas Education Agency posted an update on September 4, 2015 regarding changes to the Texas Assessment Program for the 2105-2016 school year. This will also be a topic at our Curriculum Council meeting on September 10, 2015 (FA1531634). Contractors for State Assessment Educational Testing Service (ETS) – Program Integration and State of Texas Assessments of […]

Updates to the 2015–2016 Student Assessment Testing Calendar

The revised calendar has been posted to the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) website at http://www.tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/calendars/. This calendar reflects changes to testing dates previously communicated to school districts. Updates to the 2015–2016 testing calendar include the following: The report date for the 2016 Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) grades K–12 assessments has changed. Districts will […]

TEA releases 2015 STAAR tests

The Texas Education Agency announced today that the 2015 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) tests are available for review on the TEA website. The assessments posted include STAAR general assessments: grades 3–8 reading; grades 4 and 7 writing; grades 5 and 8 science; grade 8 social studies; Algebra I; English I and English […]

FAQ Posted: Senate Bill 149: Individual Graduation Committees

The Texas Education Agency has posted an FAQ related to Senate Bill 149 on the State Graduation Page website. http://tea.texas.gov/graduation.aspx The ESC Region 13 web site with assistance for Senate Bill 149 is located at http://www4.esc13.net/cc/senate-bill-149/. ESC Region 13 Contact: Rich Elsasser, Deputy Executive Director 512-919-5306 rich.elsasser@esc13.txed.net    

Assessment Graduation Requirements as Amended by Senate Bill (SB) 149

The Texas Education Agency posted a letter to the Administrator Addressed on May 11th regarding changes in graduation requirements based on the signing of Senate Bill 149.   “There are immediate and significant changes to the state’s assessment graduation requirements, first effective with this year’s graduating 12th grade class. Emergency commissioner rules to amend the assessment […]

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