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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.
The links below open PDF (Portable Document Format) files.
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: 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: ReliabilityChapter 15: ValidityChapter 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 Bibliography Index Appendix 1: Texas Education CodeAppendix 2: Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 101Appendix 3: Objectives for Each Grade and Subject Assessed
Appendix 4: TEKS Refinements in Mathematics: Adopted AmendmentsAppendix 5: 2006 Online Tests Survey ResultsAppendix 6: Examples of TAKS–Alt Teacher Feedback InstrumentsAppendix 7: Development of the TELPAS Composite Ratings and Composite ScoresAppendix 8: Data Used to Establish the RPTE Advanced High Proficiency RatingAppendix 9: Spring 2006 RPTE II Grade 2 Online Pilot Study ResultsAppendix 10: Texas Observation Protocols Audit AnalysisAppendix 11: 2005–2006 Educator Committee MeetingsAppendix 12: Sample Item and Data Review MaterialsAppendix 13: 2005–2006 Field Test ScheduleAppendix 14: 2006 Texas Alignment Study ReportAppendix 15: 2005–2006 Test Administration Calendar Appendix 16: Alternative Reading AssessmentsAppendix 17: TAKS Sample Light Marks Analysis ReportAppendix 18: Online Tests Comparability StudyAppendix 19: Texas Growth Index TablesAppendix 20: TAKS Scale Score StandardsAppendix 21: Higher Education Readiness ComponentAppendix 22: SDAA II to TAKS Linking Study ReportAppendix 23: Algebra I End-of-Course Standard Setting ReportAppendix 24: 2006 Scale Distributions and StatisticsAppendix 25: 2005–2006 Raw Score Conversion TablesAppendix 26: 2006 Mean P Values by Objective and Subject AreaAppendix 27: Determining an Appropriate Index of ReliabilityAppendix 28: 2006 Conditional Standard ErrorAppendix 29: 2006 Classification Accuracy TablesAppendix 30: Grade Correlation StudyAppendix 31: Linking Study June 2006
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