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Release of 2014 TCAP Operational Items

One of my biggest criticisms of the State Department of Education is the refusal to release item level data and operational test items from previous years.  The absence of this sort of data makes it impossible to make sound educational decisions using data analysis from “the test” that so many policy …

2014 Quick Scores (TCAP ACH/MAAS/EOC) Are Available

The 2014 TCAP Quick Scores are now available for download via the TDOE EdTools website. The QuickScores are available for all TCAP versions (ACH/MAAS/EOC). Login at https://tdoe.randasolutions.com/login.aspx Hover over “REPORTING” Click on “Quick Scores” Specify the assessment you want to download.  ACH, MAAS, and EOC are all separate. Let me …

2014 TCAP Cut Scores ***UPDATE***

I received a lot of questions about the cut-scores that the State has published and that I provided a link to on yesterday. The total number of items shown on the cut-score table WILL NOT match the actual number of items tested for most grades and content areas.  This discrepancy …

TCAP Practice Tests (2014)

As you are aware, schools will not be receiving hard copies of the TCAP Practice tests this school year. If you are interested in using them as a resource though, they can still be found online.  There are also proficiency tables that have been published in case you were interested …

DEA Test C Is Viewable in the DWH

DEA Test C assessment results available prior to intersession are now viewable in the DWH. This includes DEA Common Core (2nd grade). The data will be re-uploaded later on in April to include all grades/students who will be testing after the students return to school on Monday. UPDATE:  DEA Test …

2013-14 DEA Standard Analysis (A, B, & C)

I have updated the DEA Standard Analysis to include Test C(3).  You can access the PDFs for grades 2, 3, and 4 below. The original purpose of this document was to highlight the inconsistency of tested SPIs from one DEA test to the next.  Also, you will notice that for …