Technical Digest 2002–2003


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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.

Table of Contents/Purpose  
Chapter 1: Background  
Chapter 2: Texas Assessment of Knowledge of Skills (TAKS)  
Chapter 3: The State-Developed Alternative Assessment (SDAA)  
Chapter 4: Reading Proficiency Tests in English  
Chapter 5: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS)  
Chapter 6: Annual Test Development Activities 
Chapter 7: Test Administration  
Chapter 8: Performance Assessment - TAKS, SDAA and Exit Level TAAS  
Chapter 9: Quality Control Procedures 
Chapter 10: Scores and Reports  
Chapter 11: Standards  
Chapter 12: Scaling  
Chapter 13: Reliability
Chapter 14: Validity
Chapter 15: Equating  
Appendix 1: Texas Education Code
Appendix 2: Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 101
Appendix 3: Objectives for Each Grade and Subject Assessed

Appendix 4: Educator Committee Meetings, 2002-2003
Appendix 5: Sample Item and Data Review Materials  
Appendix 6: 2002-2003 Field-Test Schedule  
Appendix 7: Mean P-Values by Objective and Subject Area

Appendix 8: 2002 and 2003 Test Administration Calendars  
Appendix 9:

Appendix 10: 2002-2003 Scale Scores at Passing Standards
Appendix 11: Raw Score Conversion Tables  
Appendix 12: Scale Score Distributions and Statistics

Appendix 13: TAKS Grade 3 Reading Cumulative Results

Appendix 14: SBOE Performance Standard Cuts (Raw Score) and Impact Data
Appendix 15: TAKS Scale Score Standards

For additional information, contact:

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

Last updated: March 22, 2004

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