Assessment
Texas State Assessments

Over time, changes to state and federal statute as well as changes to the state mandated curriculum, currently the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), have required the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to make changes to the state assessment program. Whether students are served through general education, special education, or bilingual/English as a second language program, the state assessments provide a snapshot of the degree to which students are learning the TEKS.

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The STAAR program includes five end-of-course (EOC) assessments and grade 3–8 assessments as defined below. This year, CISD students will participate in the following assessments as determined by their grade or course completion:

  • Grades 3-8 Reading
  • Grades 3-8 Math
  • Grades 4 & 7 Writing
  • Grades 5 & 8 Science
  • Grade 8 Social Studies
  • Algebra I
  • Biology
  • English I
  • English II
  • U.S. History

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State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Alternate 2 (STAAR Alternate 2)

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has developed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Alternate 2 (STAAR Alternate 2) to meet the federal requirements mandated under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), a federal education law previously known as No Child Left Behind. STAAR Alternate 2 is designed for the purpose of assessing students in grades 3–8 and high school who have significant cognitive disabilities and receive special education services

Student Success Initiative - State Law Requirements

The Student Success Initiative (SSI) was created by the Texas Legislature to ensure that all students receive the instruction and support they need to be academically successful in reading and mathematics. Under the SSI grade advancement requirements, students are required to pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) grade 5 math and reading tests to be promoted to sixth grade. Additionally, students are required to pass the STAAR grade 8 mah and reading tests to be promoted to ninth grade.  For more information about SSI, please view the Parent's Guide by clicking on a link below, or contact your student's campus.

A Parent Guide to the Student Success Initiative
Guía para los Padres de Familia Sobre la Iniciativa para el Éxito Estudiantil

The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)

The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) is designed to assess the progress that limited English proficient (LEP) students make in learning the English language. TELPAS measures English language proficiency in the following domains:

TELPAS reading is a written assessment that measures annual growth in English language proficiency of LEP students in grades 2–12.

TELPAS reading (K-1), listening, speaking, and writing assessments enable teachers to holistically rate a LEP student’s English language proficiency based on daily interactions and observations ofthe student during classroom instruction. These observation protocols are administered for:

  • Grades K–1 reading, listening, speaking, and writing
  • Grades 2-12 listening, speaking, and writing
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) assessments measures a students mastery of the state mandated curriculum, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, students in grade 11 or higher in which TAKS is their graduation requirement (those students who first entered grade 9 prior to 2011-2012) will be administered the following assessments:

  • Exit Level English Language Arts (ELA)
  • Exit Level Mathematics
  • Exit Level Science
  • Exit Level Social Studies

For more information, including study guides, please visit the TEA website by clicking here.

Castleberry ISD State Assessment Plan

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