Assessment Department

The McAllen Independent School District Student Assessment Department’s vision is to provide guidelines and calendar of events for each administration and ensure that accurate, timely, and relevant data is available to district and campus administration in order to measure student achievement of academic curriculum and excellence in effective teaching.

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The State of Texas Student Assessment Program includes the following:

  • State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™)

  • State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™ ALT 2)

  • Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)

  • Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System Alternate (TELPAS Alternate)

The McAllen Independent School District Student Assessment Department’s mission is to maintain the security and confidentiality of the Texas Student Assessment Program, safeguard fair and equal testing opportunities for all students, ensure meaningful and valid test scores and assist each campus in the implementation of the assessment’s program’s requirements at the local level.

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