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Summer Testing Dates

posted Apr 30, 2013, 1:33 PM by Mark Lane

April 30, 2013

To the ESC and District Testing Coordinator Addressed:
 
Examinees who will be away from their home districts for the June or July State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) or Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) administrations may register to take the necessary assessments at any participating Texas campus. Information about registering for the STAAR grades 5 and 8 retests, the STAAR end-of-course (EOC) assessments, and the TAKS exit level retests follows.
 
JUNE 2013 STAAR SSI OOD REGISTRATION
For the June 2013 STAAR Student Success Initiative (SSI) grades 5 and 8 mathematics and reading retest, out-of-district (OOD) students must be registered by home district or campus personnel online at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/STAAR-5and8-OOD. Prior to registering a student for STAAR SSI OOD testing, the home district must contact the testing campus to confirm that it will be available to test. Home districts or students must confirm with the testing campus the specific date and time each test will be given. The June STAAR SSI retest OOD registration window is May 20, 2013, to May 31, 2013.
 
Students who are not registered online by the deadline can still participate at a selected campus on the day of testing, if the campus can accommodate them.
 
The June STAAR 2013 SSI retests will be administered as follows:
  • June 25: grade 5 mathematics retest (English and Spanish), grade 8 mathematics retest
  • June 26: grade 5 reading retest (English and Spanish), grade 8 reading retest
 
On the day(s) of testing, students should arrive at the test site 30 minutes before the designated testing time.
 
JULY 2013 STAAR EOC OOD REGISTRATION
For the July 2013 STAAR EOC administrations, OOD students must be registered by home district or campus personnel online at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/STAAR-EOC-OOD. Prior to registering a student for STAAR EOC OOD testing, the home district must contact the testing campus to confirm that it will be available to test. Home districts or students must confirm with the testing campus the specific date and time each test will be given. The July STAAR EOC OOD registration window is June 10, 2013, to June 21, 2013.
 
The July 2013 STAAR EOC assessments will be administered as follows:
  • July 8: English I writing and English III writing
  • July 9: English I reading and English III reading
  • July 10: English II writing
  • July 11: English II reading
  • July 8–19: Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, biology, chemistry, physics, world geography, world history, and U.S. history.
 
A complete OOD test site directory with the list of participating campuses can be found at http://www.TexasAssessment.com. The list of participating campuses can also be found in a drop-down menu on the registration form.
 
On the day(s) of testing, students should arrive at the test site 30 minutes before the designated testing time. Students must present picture identification to test. Students will not be able to take the assessment(s) without a picture ID. Students should also print their OOD registration confirmation and bring it to the test site on the day of testing.
 
JULY 2013 TAKS OOS REGISTRATION
For the July 2013 administrations of the TAKS exit level tests, all registration for out-of-school (OOS) examinees will be online only. TAKS examinees (including formerTAAS and TEAMS examinees) must register online at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/taksoos(NOTE: Examinees who tested in April and did not meet the standard for one or more subjects will be automatically registered at the same campus for the July administration.) Registration for the July exit level tests opens April 29, 2013and ends June 7, 2013, at 5:00 PM (CT). Examinees who do not register online by the deadline can register at a participating campus on the day of testing, if the campus can accommodate them. District personnel will then be responsible for entering the registration information online.
 
The July 2013 TAKS exit level tests will be administered as follows:
  • July 8, 2013: English language arts
  • July 9, 2013: mathematics
  • July 10, 2013: science
  • July 11, 2013: social studies
 
A list of participating campuses can be found at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/oosTestSites.
 
Former Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) examinees (including former TEAMS examinees) will take the appropriate part of the TAKS exit level English language arts and/or mathematics test(s).
 
The TAKS retests for former TAAS examinees will be administered as follows:
  • July 8, 2013: English language arts writing
  • July 9, 2013: mathematics
  • July 10, 2013: English language arts reading
 
On the day(s) of testing, examinees should arrive at the test site 30 minutes before the designated testing time. Examinees must present picture identification, such as a drivers license, DPS ID, military ID, school ID, or resident alien card to test. Examinees will not be allowed to take the test(s) without a picture ID.
 
If you have any questions about TAKS OOS registration or STAAR OOD registration, call Pearson's Austin Operations Center at 800-627-0225 between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM (CT) Monday–Friday.
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