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ERIC Number: ED514593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
TX State Profile. Texas: Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), TAKS (Accommodated) Phasing in End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments
Center on Education Policy
This paper provides information about Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and TAKS (Accommodated) Phasing in End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments. The purpose of the tests is to: (1) Meet a state mandate; (2) Provide schools with student academic diagnostic information; (3) Determine prospective high school graduates' mastery of the state curriculum; (4) Encourage districts and schools to identify and serve students at risk of academic failure; (5) Promote equity of opportunity across all student groups, including English language learners (ELLs) and students served by special education; (6) Determine prospective high school graduates' knowledge and skill levels in English and mathematics relative to those needed for postsecondary education; and (7) Provide data to state policymakers on student attainment of state education goals to inform education policy decisions. [For the main report, "State High School Tests: Exit Exams and Other Assessments", see ED514155.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: Texas