Student Assessments

Statewide tests and evaluations are a crucial way to assess our students’ performance and determine the effectiveness of instruction. The Texas Assessment program includes the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), STAAR Alternate 2, the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) and TELPAS Alternate. These tests are required by both federal and state law.

In addition to the required tests, TEA offers STAAR Interim Assessments and the Texas Formative Assessment Resource (TFAR). These optional assessments offer free formative assessment and benchmarking tools to Texas school districts

Our assessment specialist collaborates with campuses and districts to provide relevant information and training related to the required and optional testing provided by TEA. Whether it involves offering technical assistance, implementing test-focused strategies, or conducting training sessions for district test coordinators (DTCs) across the region, our aim is to ensure educators are well-informed and adequately prepared for student assessments.