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The released tests for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills–Modified (TAKS–M) can be accessed through the links below. All TAKS–M tests were developed from non-released TAKS assessments.
To view other released tests and items, visit the Released Tests, Answer Keys, and Scoring Guides webpage.
Each item on the answer keys for TAKS–M 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–M 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–M 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.
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The 2009 released tests and answer keys for grades 3–8 have been archived and can be found on the following webpage:
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Student Assessment Division