Wildcat Testing News
Candy Morris, District Assessment Coordinator
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STAAR 3-8 & EOC results will no longer be mailed home during the summer. Please access your child's scores through the portal using the directions below under the STAAR Student Portal section. You can access STAAR scores utilizing the student's SS and DOB, and we encourage you to take advantage of the details offered in the score reports, which can help prepare for future exams.
It is also important to know that the state is moving to online STAAR testing. Calallen ISD has also moved in that direction in order to provide the students with consistency and multiple opportunities to be successful on all online exams they will have to take in their future (in addition to STAAR).
Brief video with explanation of transition to online testing... https://youtu.be/XkfctdB7K6g
TEA Website with more details regarding the future of state assessments: https://tea.texas.gov/student-assessment/assessment-initiatives/hb-3906/staar-redesign
Through House Bill 3906, the Texas Legislature required TEA to investigate and develop a transition plan to administer all state-required assessments online by the 2022–23 school year. More details can be found on the TEA website.
2022 Dates TBA (see TEA testing calendars for testing windows but please know that Calallen ISD has set dates within those windows and will only be giving exams on those campus specific dates)
STAAR Student Portal
How can I access my child's state assessment scores score online? Parents and students may access scores online through the student portal.
What is the Student Portal? The Student Portal provides parents and students with online access to scores from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) as well as the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), and the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) assessments.
Specific Features of the Portal:
- Viewing student assessment results over the course of a student’s academic career.
- Comparing individual student STAAR assessment results to campus, district, and state averages.
- Examining student performance on STAAR, including individual student scale scores and objective scores.
- Examining TELPAS examinee proficiency ratings, comprehension scores and composite score/rating.
Access to the Student Portal (click here to access Texas Assessment Management System Portal)
You will see a screen like this: (screenshot)
Select "Log in to Student Portal"
You will then see this screen: (screenshot)
If you have your access code (which is located on student's STAAR report), enter the code and your child's birthdate to view scores. If you do not have your access code, click on "Lookup Access Code" You will see this screen: (screenshot)
Enter your child's first name only and his or her social security number in the PEIMS ID field, and then your child's birthdate. Once the code appears, click "go."
More State Testing Information:
Updated State Testing Calendars
The STAAR program includes annual assessments for grades 3–8 in reading and mathematics; in science at grades 5 and 8; in social studies at grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology and U.S history.
If you have specific testing questions regarding your child/student, please contact your child's counselor.
Please be on the lookout for benchmark dates and practice materials to help your child prepare for assessments.
Your continued support and partnership is very much appreciated! Thank you and have a great year!
Candy Morris, District Testing Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org