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

ջ 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

ջ 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