Technical Digest 2003–2004


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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/Purpose
Chapter 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: Reliability
Chapter 14: Validity
Chapter 15: Equating  
Chapter 16: Performance Assessment - TAKS and SDAA  
Chapter 17: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) Exit Level  
Chapter 18: Resources  
Appendix 1: Texas Education Code
Appendix 2: Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 101
Appendix 3: Objectives for Each Grade and Subject Assessed

Appendix 4: Aiming Higher--Meeting the Challenges of Education Reform in Texas
Appendix 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 Data
Appendix 13: TAKS Scale Score Standards
Appendix 14: 2003-2004 Performance Standards
Appendix 15: Scale Score Distributions and Statistics  
Appendix 16: Mean P-Values by Objective and Subject Area  

For additional information, contact:

Student Assessment Division
1701 North Congress Avenue, Room 3-122A
Austin, Texas 78701

Last updated: November 1, 2004

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