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Testing and Assessment

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Program
  • Grades 3-8
    • Assessments 
      • reading and mathematics
      • writing at grades 4 and 7
      • science at grades 5 and 8
      • social studies at grade 8
    • Waiver of the Student Success Initiative (SSI) Promotion Requirements
      • In light of past and anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commissioner of education is exercising his authority under Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 7.056, to waive the requirements of TEC, Section 28.0211 regarding grade promotion requirements for students in fifth and eighth grade for the 2020–2021 school year.
      • Students enrolled in grades 5 and 8 are still required to take the appropriate State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) tests once. Regardless of their score, retest opportunities will not be provided. Districts will have local discretion on whether these students should advance to the next grade, just like students in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7. These decisions should be based on local criteria that reflect a student’s academic achievement and mastery of subject matter, and should include STAAR assessment results, along with other relevant information. Districts are still responsible for providing accelerated instruction and supports for students that fail to perform satisfactorily on STAAR. Furthermore, although students in grades 5 and 8 will not be retained solely on the basis of STAAR results, school districts and open-enrollment charter schools will remain accountable for student performance. 
  • High School End of Course Assessments
    • English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history
    • Students must pass the end-of-course assessments to meet the testing requirements for graduation. 
 
Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)
  • What is TELPAS?
    • TELPAS is an assessment program for students in Texas public schools who are learning the English language.  The Texas Education Agency developed TELPAS to meet state and federal requirements. Texas annually assesses the English language proficiency of students who have been identified as English learners (ELs) in four language domains—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS evaluates the progress that each EL makes in becoming proficient in the use of academic English.
  • Who takes TELPAS?
    • Students in grades K-12 that have been identified as an EL are required to take TELPAS. This includes ELs whose parents have declined bilingual or
      English as a Second Language (ESL) program services. They will stop participating in TELPAS when their language proficiency assessment
      committee (LPAC) determines that they are proficient in the English language and have met exit criteria. This applies to all ELs even those who
      are not in a bilingual or ESL program. Once a student has met the state’s exit criteria, they will no longer be identified as an EL and will not have to
      participate in TELPAS. Information about the state’s reclassification (exit) criteria can be found at https://tea.texas.gov/bilingual/esl/education/.
 
SAT School Day
  • EBISD will be offering the SAT School Day on Wednesday, October 14 at no cost to students.
  • Only Seniors are eligible for the fall administration.
  • The SAT will not include the writing portion.
  • Seniors will be able to sign up for the SAT School Day with Mrs. Rieger.
 
PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9
  • The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 will be offered on October 14 during the school day.
  • All sophomores will take the PSAT/NMSQT.
  • Any 8th, 9th, or 11th graders wanting to take the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 will sign up with Mrs. Rieger.
    • PSAT 8/9 has a fee of $13.
    • PSAT/NMSQT has a fee of $17 (only for 11th graders).
 
ASVAB CEP
  • The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Career Exploration Program (CEP) is a comprehensive career planning tool that enables meaningful career
    exploration and post-secondary planning. The ASVAB CEP harnesses the power of the world’s most validated aptitude test paired with an interest inventory to empower young people to explore the holistic world of work and make an individualized post-secondary plan.
  • The ASVAB CEP is offered to all 10th-12th graders. EBHS juniors are encouraged to participate.
  • EBHS will be giving the ASVAB CEP at school on Wednesday, October 28.
 
2020-21 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
August 29, 2020

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this date July 31, 2020

August 11, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

August 18, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

Note: The late registration fee has been waived for the August administration.

August 18, 2020
September 26, 2020

Register
SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date August 26, 2020

September 15, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 15, 2020
October 3, 2020

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this date September 4, 2020

September 15, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

September 22, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 22, 2020
November 7, 2020

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this date October 7, 2020

October 20, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

October 27, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 27, 2020
December 5, 2020

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this date November 5, 2020

November 17, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

November 24, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 24, 2020
March 13, 2021

Register
SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date February 12, 2021

February 23, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

March 2, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

March 2, 2021
May 8, 2021

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this date April 8, 2021

April 20, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

April 27, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 27, 2021
June 5, 2021

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this date May 6, 2021

May 18, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

May 26, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 26, 2021

ACT Test Dates 2020 – 2021

Test Date Deadline Late Deadline Online Score Release*
Sept 12, 2020 Aug 7, 2020 Aug 21, 2020 Sept 22; Oct 6, 2020
Oct 24, 2020 Sept 20, 2020 Oct 4, 2020 Nov 3; Nov 17, 2020
Dec 12, 2020 Nov 6, 2020 Nov 20, 2020 Dec 22, 2020; Jan 5, 2021
Feb 6, 2021 Jan 8, 2021 Jan 15, 2021 Feb 16; Mar 1, 2021
Apr 10, 2021 Mar 5, 2021 Mar 19, 2021 Apr 20; May 4, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 21, 2021 June 22; July 6, 2021
July 17, 2021 June 11, 2021 June 25, 2021 July 27; Aug 10, 2021