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TAKS Released Tests

 

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TEA releases two types of test questions for the TAKS test – sample questions and test forms. Sample test questions are small subsets of test questions released from the TAKS test banks. These test questions may have been previously administered to Texas students. A test form is a set of released test questions previously administered together to Texas students which reflects the TAKS test blueprints. Released test questions on this webpage do not represent all the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) student expectations eligible for assessment on TAKS.

Answer Keys

Each item on the answer keys for TAKS includes the objective measured and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) student expectation. The objectives, which are the reporting units for each test are consistent from year to year. The assessment does not test every student expectation each year. So specific student expectations tested may vary from one test administration to another. The student expectations selected for a test are representative of the range of content and difficulty eligible for each objective assessed. The assessment could classify some items under more than one student expectation; in such cases, educator committee members helped TEA staff reach consensus on the best alignment of an item.

The intent of showing both the objective and the student expectation for each item on the TAKS answer keys is to help school personnel better analyze test results. Such analysis clarifies the connection between curriculum and assessment that  districts can use to improve instructional programs. 

Printing and Copyright

When printing released TAKS tests for either mathematics or science, make sure the print menu is set to print the pages at 100% to ensure that the art reflects the intended measurement.  If you have trouble printing or downloading the released tests, please visit our Downloading and Printing PDFs webpage. You can order hard copies of the released tests, including braille versions, online through Pearson or by calling 866-447-3577.

For copyright information, read the Copyright and Terms of Service webpage.

2008-2009 TAKS Exit Level

Use the links below to access released tests and answer keys by subject:

SubjectTest Forms  Answer Keys
English Language Arts

ELA Paper Version

ELA Interactive Online

ELC Interactive Online Writing Prompt

ELA Key 
MathematicsMath Paper Version

Math Interactive Online

Math Key
Science

Science Paper Version

Science Interactive Online

Science Key
Social StudiesSocial Studies

Social Studies Interactive Online

 

Social Studies Key
Scoring GuidesScoring Guide 1

Scoring Guide 2  

 

2005-2006 TAKS Exit Level

Use the links below to access released tests and answer keys by administration:

AdministrationTest Forms  Answer Keys
October

October: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

October Scoring Guide 1

October Scoring Guide 2  

October Key

Fall

Fall: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies 

Fall Scoring Guide 1

Fall Scoring Guide 2  

Fall Key

February

February: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

February Scoring Guide 1

February Scoring Guide 2  

February Key

April

April: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

April Scoring Guide 1

April Scoring Guide 2  

April Key

July

July: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

July Scoring Guide 1

July Scoring Guide 2  

July Key

Interactive OnlineELA, ELA Writing Prompt, Math, Science, Social Studies   

 
2003-2004 TAKS Exit Level

Use the links below to access released tests and answer keys by administration:

Administration  Test FormsAnswer Keys
Spring

ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies Keys

SummerJuly: ELA, Math, Science, Social StudiesJuly: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies Keys

Scoring Guides

Spring Scoring Guide

July Scoring Guide  

 

2002-2003 TAKS Exit Level

Use the links below to access released tests and answer keys by subject:

SubjectTest Forms  Answer Keys  
English Language Arts

ELA  Paper Version

ELA Interactive Online

ELA Key
Mathematics

Math  Paper Version

Math Interactive Online
Math Key
ScienceScience Paper Version

Science Interactive Online

Science Key
Social StudiesSocial Studies

Social Studies Interactive Online

Social Studies Key

Scoring Guide

Scoring Guide 

Summer 2010 Exit Level Released Items

Use the links below to access released items by subject:

Fall 2008 Exit Level Released Items

Use the links below to access released items by subject:


For additional information, contact:

Student Assessment Division
(512) 463-9536
student.assessment@tea.state.tx.us

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