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 Online Store LogoAssessment Instruments are sold on behalf of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by Pearson Education Management. Please contact them for inquiries or to purchase items below by email at TexasMarket@pearson.com.

Released Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS), 1990-1994 and 1995-2002

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The Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) tests were initially developed to assess the Texas Essential Elements, which constituted the state-mandated curriculum in place at the time the tests were developed (TAAS assessments from 1990-1999). In July 1997, the State Board of Education adopted the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). As a result, the TEKS instructional targets replaced the Texas Essential Elements in the TAAS assessment program (TAAS assessment 2000-2002). There were no grade promotion consequences tied to TAAS, but it was a graduation requirement for high school through 2003. The TAAS assessment for 1990-1994 includes Reading and Mathematics for grades 3, 5, 7, 9 and 10 (Exit Level) and Writing grades 4, 8 and 10 (Exit Level). The TAAS assessment for 1995-2002 includes Reading and Mathematics for grades 3-8 and 10 (Exit Level), Writing grades 4, 8 and 10 (Exit Level), Science and Social Studies grade 8 and Spanish versions of Reading and mathematics for grades 3-6 and Writing for grade 4. The released materials include assessments, answer keys and scoring guides.

Released End-of-Course (EOC), 1995-2002

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The End-of-Course (EOC) tests were initially developed to assess the Texas Essential Elements, which constituted the state-mandated curriculum in place at the time the tests were built. The EOC testing program was used as an alternate route for satisfying graduation requirements; a student could pass Algebra I and English II and either U.S. History or Biology to satisfy the graduation requirement instead of TAAS (a tenth grade test at the time). The EOC assessment includes Algebra I, Biology, English II and U.S. History.

Released Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), 2003-present

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The TAKS Assessments are based on the state-mandated curriculum called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The TAKS assessments are used for promotion and graduation requirements. The TAKS assessment includes Reading grades 3-9, Writing grades 4 and 7, English Language Arts grades 10 and 11 (Exit Level), Mathematics grades 3-10 and 11 (Exit Level), Science grades 5, 10, and 11 (Exit Level), Science grade 8 was added in 2006, Social Studies grades 8, 10, and 11 (Exit Level), Spanish versions of Reading and Mathematics grades 3-6, Spanish version of Writing grade 4 and Spanish version of Science grade 5. The released materials include assessments, answer keys, scoring guides and study guides.

Released Reading Proficiency Test in English (RPTE), 2000-present

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The Reading Proficiency Tests in English (RPTE) were designed to link closely to TAAS reading objectives and related TEKS student expectations as well as certain student expectations specific to the English as a second language (ESL) strand of the TEKS. The RPTE assessment includes Reading grades 3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 (grade ranges). RPTE test results provided a measure of progress, indicating annually where each Limited English Proficient (LEP) student was on a continuum of English language development defined as proficiency levels (beginning, intermediate, advanced, and eventually advanced high).

PASeries—Algebra I

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The first assessment product designed to measure progress and forecast student growth toward state performance goals and grade-level expectations.


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