In this Section

This section includes information on each of the following components of the Texas Assessment Program:

  • State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®)

  • STAAR Alternate 2

  • Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)

  • TELPAS Alternate

Confidentiality and Reporting of Results

Texas Education Code (TEC) §39.030 and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §101.3014 specify the requirements for maintaining the confidentiality of individual student results and for reporting district-level and campus-level results.

The results of individual student performance on state assessments are confidential and may be released only in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Districts must provide each student’s state assessment results to the student, to his or her parent or guardian, and to his or her teacher for the applicable subject area. There is no specific timeline for this notification, but the notification should occur in a timely manner. In addition, all state assessment results must be included in each student’s academic achievement record. For students who transfer to another district, the sending district must promptly provide the academic achievement record to the receiving district.

Overall student performance data must be aggregated by ethnicity, sex, grade level, subject, district, and campus and made available to the public with appropriate interpretations at regularly scheduled meetings of the board of trustees of each school district by September 30 of each year.