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Information on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills–Alternate (TAKS–Alt) growth measure can be found on this webpage.
TAKS–Alt Growth Measure Reporting Changes in 2010–2011
For 2010–2011, reporting of the TAKS–Alt growth measure will change from the reporting in 2009–2010 in the following way:
- For individual-level reporting (i.e., the Confidential Student Report), only stage change information will be reported for students in grades 4–11 (On track designations will NOT be reported).
This reporting change was made because students will transition to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program in 2012. Beginning in 2011–2012, STAAR Alternate assessments will replace TAKS–Alt assessments at grades 3–11. As a result, students currently in grades 4–10 will not be able to compare their 2011 on track designations to future TAKS–Alt scores and the TAKS–Alt performance standards. On track designations based on the TAKS–Alt scoring system cannot be compared with the STAAR Alternate performance standards.
The student data file will continue to include both stage change and on track information in 2011. The stage change information will include a student’s current stage and previous stage, and the on track information will include a student’s on track designations that specify whether or not the student is considered on track to meet standard or achieve commended performance in the growth target grade (5, 8, or 11). Stage change information will be available for students in grades 4– 11, and on track information will be available for students in grades 4–10.
In 2011, the decision was made that the TAKS–Alt growth measure will NOT be used in either state or federal accountability systems. For more information about 2011 state and federal accountability decisions, please refer to 2011 Accountability Rating System.
The following links open Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
The resources in this section explain how to use the TAKS–Alt growth measure.
The resources in this section explain where the TAKS–Alt growth measure is reported and how it should be interpreted.
In 2011, the decision has been made that the TAKS–Alt growth measure will NOT be used in either state or federal accountability systems. For more information about 2011 state and federal accountability decisions, please refer to the 2011 Accountability Rating System.
The resources in this section explain the development, calculation, and availability of the TAKS–Alt growth measure.
For additional information, contact:
Student Assessment Division
1701 North Congress Avenue, Room 3-122A
Austin, Texas 78701