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ARD Committee Resources for the Texas Assessment Program

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Admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee members should use the important resources below to guide decisions about a student’s participation in the Texas Assessment Program, which includes the STAAR, the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS), and the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). Base decisions on the students’ educational needs and their access to state-mandated curriculum, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), as documented in each student’s individualized education program (IEP).

 NoteARD committee resources on this webpage are subject to updates and revisions. The date shown on each document will indicate when the document was last revised.

Training and Presentations

Use the links below to access training presentations on the ARD Committee.


The information in this section applies to students who will take STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR Modified, STAAR Alternate, STAAR L, and TELPAS.


Information in this section applies only to students taking exit level TAKS or TAKS (Accommodated).TAKS, TAKS (Accommodated) for grades 3–10 will not be administered. TAKS-M for all grades will not be administered.

Related Resources

Use the links below to access additional information on special education resources. 


View archived ARD Committee resources no longer in use.

For additional information, contact:

Student Assessment Division

Page last modified on 8/13/2014 03:10:51 PM.