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TAKS Released Tests

 

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The released tests for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) can be accessed through the links below. 

To view other released tests and items, visit the Released Tests, Answer Keys, and Scoring Guides webpage.

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. However, since not all student expectations are tested each year, the specific student expectations tested may vary from one test administration to another. Some student expectations will be included each year, while others will not. The student expectations selected for a test are representative of the range of content and difficulty eligible for each objective being assessed. Some items could possibly have been classified 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 and may be used 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. Hard copies of the released tests, including braille versions, may be ordered online through Pearson or by calling 866-447-3577.

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

Archive


The 2009 released tests and answer keys for grades 3–8 have been archived and can be found on the following webpage:


 

2008–2009 School Year
GradeReleased Tests, Answer Keys, and Other Documents
9Reading | Reading Key | Scoring Guide | Math | Math Key
10ELA | ELA Key | Math | Math Key | Science | Science Key | Social Studies | Social Studies Key |
Scoring Guide 1 | Scoring Guide 2
ELA Make-up | ELA Make-up Key | ELA Make-up Scoring Guide 1 | ELA Make-up Scoring Guide 2
Exit LevelELA | ELA Key | Math | Math Key | Science | Science Key | Social Studies | Social Studies Key |
Scoring Guide 1 | Scoring Guide 2

 

2005–2006 School Year 

Refer to the  10/10/05 letter  to districts regarding the Fall TAKS Exit Level Retests.

GradeReleased Tests, Answer Keys, and Other Documents
9Reading, Math | Reading, Math KeysScoring Guide
10ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies | ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies KeysScoring Guide 1Scoring Guide 2
ELA Make-upELA Make-up Key | Make-up Scoring Guide 1Make-up Scoring Guide 2
Exit LevelOctober: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies | October Key | October Scoring Guide 1October Scoring Guide 2
Fall: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies | Fall KeyFall Scoring Guide 1Fall Scoring Guide 2
February: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies | February KeyFebruary Scoring Guide 1February Scoring Guide2
April: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies | April KeyApril Scoring Guide 1April Scoring Guide 2
July: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies | July KeyJuly Scoring Guide 1July Scoring Guide 2

 

2003–2004 School Year
GradeReleased Tests, Answer Keys, and Other Documents
9Reading, Math | Reading, Math Keys | Scoring Guide
10ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies | ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies Keys | Scoring Guide
ELA Make-up | ELA Make-up Key | ELA Make-up Scoring Guide
Exit LevelELA, Math, Science, Social Studies | ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies Keys | Scoring Guide
July: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies | July: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies KeysJuly Scoring Guide

 

2002–2003 School Year

Refer to the 08/04/03 letter to districts regarding the 2003 TAKS released test items.

GradeReleased Tests, Answer Keys, and Other Documents
9Reading, Math | Reading, Math Keys | Scoring Guide
10ELA | ELA KeyScoring Guide | Math | Math Key | Science | Science Key | Social Studies | Social Studies Key
Exit LevelELA | ELA KeyScoring Guide | Math | Math Key | Science | Science Key | Social Studies | Social Studies Key

For additional information, contact:

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

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