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The released tests for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), TAKS–Modified (TAKS–M), and Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) Reading can be accessed through the links below.
TAKS and TAKS–M Released Tests
Texas Education Code §39.023(e) requires the Texas Education Agency to release only the primary form of the TAKS and the TAKS–M for every grade and subject tested every three years. The three-year release schedule was enacted by the 80th Texas Legislature in 2007 and modified by the 81st Texas Legislature in 2009. However, only TAKS exit level tests will be given after the 2011-2012 school year. Because this testing program is being phased out, TAKS questions are no longer being developed. This means that the current "pool" of questions from which tests are built has to last for the life of the program. Therefore, TAKS tests will no longer be released.
TELPAS Reading Released Tests
New TELPAS reading tests for grades 2–12 were implemented in the 2007–2008 school year. The spring 2010 tests are the first tests to be released. Released tests and answer keys for grades 2–12 can be found on the following webpage:
For additional information, contact:
Student Assessment Division
July 23, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has sent a letter to U.S.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan seeking an extension of the state’s waiver
from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). In the letter, he also
notified Secretary Duncan that the state would be adding an additional year to
the pilot program for the new teacher and principal evaluation and support
July 21, 2014
Texas Education Agency staff and State Board of Education members will interview 10 Generation 19 charter applicants Monday through Wednesday. The meeting begins at 9:15 a.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. A schedule of interviews is available online. Please note that one applicant, Rocketship, has withdrawn. The meetings will be live streamed.
July 18, 2014
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has launched a
federal grant flexibility initiative aimed at
providing increased flexibility to grantees, including school districts,
charter schools, education service centers, colleges and universities and
non-profit entities that receive certain federal education grants administered
July 14, 2014
Commissioner of Education
Michael Williams today announced his appointments to a seven-member board of
managers for the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD). The board of
managers will be responsible for overseeing the management of the BISD,
including oversight of the district’s efforts to address and correct identified
deficiencies and to implement effective, structural and procedural improvement
strategies for long-term, positive change.