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Special Education Assessments

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The admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee determines which assessment is appropriate for each special education student based upon his or her individual needs. To make this decision, ARD committees must be familiar with the statewide assessment options available to students. The ARD committees decision impacts a student’s academic future. If it is unclear whether a student graduates under the TAKS program or the STAAR program, contact TEA’s Student Assessment Division at 512-463-9536.  


 Federal Requirements for the Assessment of Students with Disabilities  

Students who first entered grade 9 or below in 2011–2012

General assessment (with or without accommodations)  


Alternate assessment based on alternate academic achievement standards (1%)

STAAR® Alternate 

Updates for 2014-2015 

2015 Special Education Assessment Updates  (PPT posted 06/13/14)
2015 Special Education Assessment Updates  (PDF posted 06/13/14)

Related Resources   


View archived Special Education Assessment files no longer in use.

For additional information, contact:

Student Assessment Division

Page last modified on 9/4/2014 10:26:36 AM.