State Assessment Information
Mineral Wells ISD believes that assessment provides the information necessary to improve student performance and that assessment data should be analyzed for the purpose of setting priorities for instructional decision-making, allocating system resources, and setting accountability goals.
Mineral Wells ISD also believe that assessment data should be reported to students, parents, the community and the mandated state and federal education authorities for the purpose of building partnerships in education.
Student Assessment Division at Texas Education Agency
The Student Assessment Division manages and oversees the development, administration, scoring, and analysis of the statewide assessment program. It is a comprehensive site for the latest information about the statewide testing programs for both teachers and parents. The statewide assessment program includes the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), the State Developed Alternative Assessment (SDAA II), the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS), and the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS). http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index3.aspx?id=3534&menu_id3=793
Special Education Assessment Resources http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index3.aspx?id=3632&menu_id3=793
Information on Student Assessment for Limited English Proficient Students
Information about STAAR
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), which is the criterion referenced assessment program that has been in place since 2003. STAAR™ includes the 12 end-of-course (EOC) assessments mandated by SB 1030 in 2007 and the new grade 3-8 assessments mandated by HB 3 in 2009. The new tests were implemented in the 2011-2012 school year. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/