Technical Digest 2006–2007


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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: Assessments for Students with Disabilities
Chapter 4: Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)
Chapter 5: End-of-Course Assessments
Chapter 6: Annual Test Development Activities
Chapter 7: Test Administration Procedures
Chapter 8: Test Security in Texas 
Chapter 9: Quality Control Procedures
Chapter 10: Scores and Reports
Chapter 11: Student Success Initiative (SSI)
Chapter 12: The Texas Growth Index (TGI) 
Chapter 13: Sampling
Chapter 14: Standards
Chapter 15: Scaling
Chapter 16: Reliability
Chapter 17: Validity
Chapter 18: Equating
Chapter 19: Performance Assessments used on TAKS/TAKS-I and SDAA II
Chapter 20: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) Exit Level
Chapter 21: Resources
Appendix A: TAKS Sample Light Marks Analysis Report
Appendix B: 2007 Scale Distributions and Statistics By Subject Area And Grade
Appendix C: 2007 Mean P-Values By Objective And Subject Area
Appendix D: 2007 Conditional Standard Error
Appendix E: 2007 Classification Accuracy Tables
Appendix F: TAKS Mathematics Survey For Grades 3, 4, 5

For additional information, contact:

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

Last updated: February 1, 2008

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