TEA Changes Grades 5 and 8 Math Dates
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced on Tuesday, December 9 that changes are being made to the testing calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. In addition, proposed changes to the 2015-2016 testing calendar.
For the current year, the change affects the Grades 5 and 8 mathematics assessments and moves those testing dates from March 30 to April 20, 2015. District Testing Coordinators will receive specific information about the administration of those assessments in the coming weeks.
The Commissioner also is proposing a change for Grade 8 science and social studies assessments from late April to mid May beginning in 2016. The proposed testing calendar for 2015-2016 will be posted to the TEA website in late December and will be available for public comment.
The text of the entire correspondence can be found here: http://tea.texas.gov/interiorpage_wide.aspx?id=25769819296.