Technical Digest 2005–2006


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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.

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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: Online Testing  
Chapter 8: Student Success Initiative (SSI)  
Chapter 9: Texas Growth Index (TGI) 
Chapter 10: Quality Control Procedures  
Chapter 11: Scores and Reports  
Chapter 12: Standards  
Chapter 13: Scaling  
Chapter 14: Reliability
Chapter 15: Validity
Chapter 16: Equating  
Chapter 17: Performance Assessment - TAKS, TAKS-I and SDAA II  
Chapter 18: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) Exit Level  
Chapter 19: Resources  
Appendix 1: Texas Education Code
Appendix 2: Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 101
Appendix 3: Objectives for Each Grade and Subject Assessed

Appendix 4: TEKS Refinements in Mathematics: Adopted Amendments
Appendix 5: 2006 Online Tests Survey Results
Appendix 6: Examples of TAKS–Alt Teacher Feedback Instruments
Appendix 7: Development of the TELPAS Composite Ratings and Composite Scores
Appendix 8: Data Used to Establish the RPTE Advanced High Proficiency Rating
Appendix 9: Spring 2006 RPTE II Grade 2 Online Pilot Study Results
Appendix 10: Texas Observation Protocols Audit Analysis
Appendix 11: 2005–2006 Educator Committee Meetings
Appendix 12: Sample Item and Data Review Materials
Appendix 13: 2005–2006 Field Test Schedule
Appendix 14: 2006 Texas Alignment Study Report
Appendix 15: 2005–2006 Test Administration Calendar  
Appendix 16: Alternative Reading Assessments
Appendix 17: TAKS Sample Light Marks Analysis Report
Appendix 18: Online Tests Comparability Study
Appendix 19: Texas Growth Index Tables
Appendix 20: TAKS Scale Score Standards
Appendix 21: Higher Education Readiness Component
Appendix 22: SDAA II to TAKS Linking Study Report
Appendix 23: Algebra I End-of-Course Standard Setting Report
Appendix 24: 2006 Scale Distributions and Statistics
Appendix 25: 2005–2006 Raw Score Conversion Tables
Appendix 26: 2006 Mean P Values by Objective and Subject Area
Appendix 27: Determining an Appropriate Index of Reliability
Appendix 28: 2006 Conditional Standard Error
Appendix 29: 2006 Classification Accuracy Tables
Appendix 30: Grade Correlation Study
Appendix 31: Linking Study June 2006

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

Last updated: November 1, 2007

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