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The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) assessments are designed to measure the extent to which a student has learned and is able to apply the defined knowledge and skills at each tested grade level. 

Use the following links to go directly to the selected TAKS information:

Accommodation Resources are available for those students who qualify to use them.

Assessments Comparison Chart describes the TAKS assessments that will be administered during the 2011–2012 school year.

Blueprints establish the length of each test and the number of test items measuring each objective. 

Calendar of Events for 2012 Fall Testing.

Frequency Distributions show each score earned on the TAKS along with the percent of students who earned that score.

Information Booklets can be used to understand more about the TAKS tests.

Mathematics and Science Charts are used on the TAKS Mathematics and Science tests.

Performance Level Descriptors are descriptions of the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve specific performance levels.

Performance Standards for the TAKS are shown for the met and commended performance levels.

Raw Score Conversion Tables show the raw scores and the corresponding scale scores for each assessment.

Released Items are items that are no longer eligible for inclusion in an actual test.

Released Tests are the primary form of the TAKS tests which are released every three years.

Reading Assessment information on the scoring of the short answer questions that will be on the TAKS reading test. 

Science information on eligible TEKS for statewide assessments.

Standard Setting information from the state board of education meetings held in 2002 and 2003.

Statewide Reports can be used to evaluate the performance of a group over time.

Student Expectations Tested and objective information for each item on the TAKS test.

Study Guides can be used to help students strengthen the TEKS-based skills that are tested on TAKS.

Test Administration Manuals explain the responsibilities of test administrators and testing coordinators.

Texas Projection Measure (TPM) estimates whether a student is likely to pass TAKS assessments at a future grade.

Understanding the Confidential Student Report (CSR) - A Guide for Parents is a brochure that explains a sample test report.

Understanding the CSR—TPM is a brochure that explains a sample test report with projection measure.

Vertical Scale can be used to understand how much a student progressed in reading or mathematics.

Writing Assessment information on the writing scoring guide, rubrics, and sample compositions for TAKS. 


For additional information, contact:

Student Assessment Division

Page last modified on 10/9/2012 12:59:33 PM.