Calendar of Events

IMPORTANT: The online version of the 2020-2021 Calendar of Events has been updated to reflect date changes to test administration, reporting and score results available in portal for TELPAS, TELPAS Alternate and STAAR Alternate 2.
The printed version of the 2020-2021 Calendar of Events varies slightly from the online version. The online version is updated to reflect that the Grade 8 science and Grade 8 social studies administrations are also available online on May 6 and 7. 

Online Calendar

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Key changes to the 2020–2021 Calendar of Events

  • Test administration dates have been updated to reflect the extended testing windows for 2020–2021. 
    • The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®testing calendar for online testing has been extended for a total of five weeks for April and May administrations and a total of two weeks for December and June administrations. 
    • The STAAR Alternate 2 testing calendar has been extended to include a two-week preview window and a six-week test administration window.
    • The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) grades 2–12 reading testing calendar has been extended to a seven-week administration window. Grades K–1 reading and grades K–12 listening, speaking, and writing domains will be assessed in a six-week administration window.  
    • The TELPAS Alternate testing calendar has been extended to a seven-week test administration window.
  • The row for posted preliminary rosters and data files has been removed.
  • Two new rows have been added to the calendar for the new on demand data file to reflect initial file availability for paper and online test takers.
  • Beginning in the 2020–2021 school year, districts will NOT receive printed copies of any Report Cards for the Texas assessment program unless they opt in to receiving paper copies during the window noted in the Calendar of Events and the Assessment Management System.