State-Approved Group-Administered Achievement Tests
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Section 39.026 of the Texas Education Code (TEC) provides for the optional use of locally adopted criterion-referenced and/or state-approved norm-referenced assessment instruments to be used in addition to the assessment instruments administered by the Texas Education Agency. For group-administered achievement tests given under this local option, Section 39.032 of the Texas Education Code requires that the school district not use the same form of an assessment instrument for more than eight years and that the standardization norms not be more than eight years old at the time the test is administered.
Section 101.101 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) requires that the commissioner of education provides annually to school districts and charter schools a list of state-approved group-administered achievement tests that test publishers certify meet the requirements of TEC, §39.032. This section defines an assessment instrument required under the TEC, §39.032 as a nationally normed achievement test that is group administered and reported publicly in the aggregate. Tests given for a special purpose, such as program placement or individual evaluation, are not included in this definition.
If you have questions concerning the list of tests, please contact the Student Assessment Division at (512) 463-9536. Questions about a particular instrument should be addressed to the test publisher.
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Student Assessment Division
Page last modified on 9/26/2012.