TCEA TA-TEKS Assessment Guide

Thank you for your interest and participation in the 8th Grade Assessment project. This digital literacy assessment project provides Texas school districts with the data needed to understand how well 8th grade students grasp critical 21st century skills, aligned to the TA-TEKS.

Districts and schools that participate in the project will receive 8th grade data for student digital literacy skills and access via district, school, class, and individual student reports, along with comparison data from statewide results to support improved student technology learning and help educators plan how to integrate technology more effectively into curricula and instruction.

Note: With the exception of the in-app version, the TCEA does require Flash Player. Computers that already have Adobe Flash installed may not have it enabled to run on all sites, causing an error message to appear. This can be solved by setting Flash to ‘allow’ for Please see instructions for how to do this in various browsers.

Important dates for the 2018-19 project:

  • Registration will open November 1, 2018 — March 8, 2019
  • Statewide Assessment Window: January 1, 2019 – June 14, 2019

Important Resources

Step 1: Create Educator Accounts
Learn how to create educator accounts using the User Import Tool.

Walkthrough: User Import Tool: Educator Upload

Step 2: Create Student Accounts
Learn how to create and update student accounts with the User Import Tool.

Step 3: If needed: Train Teachers on How to Proctor the Assessment
A comprehensive video and training reference.

Step 4: Schedule and Deliver the Assessment
Learn how to set up the assessment, what to say, and see a sample of what the students will see.

Step 5: Request Score Reports
Learn how to retrieve assessment scores, once all assessments have been completed.

Training Opportunities

Sign up for live web training sessions here 

  • Mar 27, 2019 at 3:30 PM CST
  • Apr 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST

Recorded Training

 About Tech Apps for Texas:

Texas students compete with the world—in a landscape where creativity, innovation, problem solving, communication and collaboration and technology literacy are critical.

The new TA-TEKS address this challenge head on by identifying the requirements students need to compete in a world that is not only technology-driven but requires higher order thinking and digital literacy. The Tech Apps adoption provides both the funding and, through adopted curricula, the mechanism to prepare students for the world they will live in.