Special Education Assessments
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The admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee determines which assessment is appropriate for each student based upon his or her individual needs. In order to make this decision, ARD committees must be familiar with the statewide assessment options available to students as well as how their decisions impact 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
||State Assessment Options for...
|Students in grades 10–12*
Students who first entered grade 9 or below in 2011–2012
|General assessment (with or without accommodations)
|Alternate assessment based on modified academic achievement standards (2%)
|Alternate assessment based on alternate academic achievement standards (1%)
* The applicable exit-level (grade 11) assessment for students in grades 10-12 and for students who repeated grade 9 in 2011-2012 is TAKS. However, TAKS, TAKS (Accommodated), and TAKS–M grades 9 and 10 tests will not be available in 2012-2013 and students who would take these tests will not be assessed. In addition, TAKS and TAKS (Accommodated) exit-level tests and retests are available for students in grade 12. TAKS–M is not considered an exit-level test and is not available for students in grade 12.
**Students who are eligible for an alternate assessment based on alternate academic achievement standards will take STAAR Alternate. TAKS–Alt is no longer available.
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For additional information, contact:
Student Assessment Division
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