Student Assessment Overview

The Texas Assessment Program is a statewide testing program that includes the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), STAAR Alternate 2, the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS), and TELPAS Alternate. The Texas Assessment Program is designed to measure the extent to which a student has learned and is able to apply the defined knowledge and skills at each tested grade or the extent to which a student has developed English language proficiency. These required assessments were created to fulfill both federal and staterequirements.

Student Assessment Resources

Texas Assessment Program Contact Information

鶹ý Student Assessment Division

The Student Assessment Division manages the administration, scoring, and reporting for the Texas Assessment Program.

Phone: (512) 463-9536
Email: studentassessment@tea.texas.gov

鶹ý Assessment Development Division

The Assessment Development Division manages the item development, test construction, and scoring for the Texas Assessment Program.

Phone: (512) 463-9536
Email: studentassessment@tea.texas.gov

Cambium Assessment, Inc.

Cambium hosts and manages the online testing platform for all assessments and manages the registration, administration, scoring, and reporting for the Texas Assessment Program.

Phone: (833) 601-8821
Email: TexasTestingSupport@cambiumassessment.com

NCS, Pearson, Inc.

Pearson is responsible for item development and test construction for the Texas Assessment Program.

Phone: (800) 627-0225
Email: TxPearsonAccess@support.pearson.com