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The Technical Digest is designed to provide information to Texas testing coordinators, educators, researchers, and interested citizens about the development procedures and technical attributes of the state-mandated assessment program. This digest does not include all the information available regarding the assessment program in Texas. A list of available technical digests and technical reports can be found on the Technical Digest webpage.
Table of Contents/PurposeChapter 1: Student Assessment in Texas Chapter 2: Texas Assessment of Knowledge of Skills (TAKS) Chapter 3: The State-Developed Alternative Assessment (SDAA and SDAA II) Chapter 4: Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) Chapter 5: Annual Test Development Activities Chapter 6: Test Administration Procedures Chapter 7: Student Success Initiative (SSI) Chapter 8: Higher Education Readiness Component Chapter 9: Quality Control Procedures Chapter 10: Scores and Reports Chapter 11: Standards Chapter 12: Scaling Chapter 13: ReliabilityChapter 14: ValidityChapter 15: Equating Chapter 16: Performance Assessment - TAKS and SDAA Chapter 17: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) Exit Level Chapter 18: Resources Bibliography Index Appendix 1: Texas Education CodeAppendix 2: Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 101Appendix 3: Objectives for Each Grade and Subject Assessed
Appendix 4: Aiming Higher--Meeting the Challenges of Education Reform in TexasAppendix 5: The Online Pilot Study Report Appendix 6: Raw Score Conversion Tables Appendix 7: Educator Committee Meetings, 2003-2004 Appendix 8: 2003-2004 Field-Test Schedule Appendix 9: Sample Item and Data Review Materials Appendix 10: 2003 and 2004 Test Administration Calendars Appendix 11: Dyslexia Study Report Appendix 12: SBOE Performance Standard Cuts (Raw Score) and Impact DataAppendix 13: TAKS Scale Score StandardsAppendix 14: 2003-2004 Performance StandardsAppendix 15: Scale Score Distributions and Statistics Appendix 16: Mean P-Values by Objective and Subject Area
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