Assessment Department


The McAllen ISD Student Assessment Department oversees administration of all State assessments, Credit by Exam (CBE) and Exam for Acceleration (EFA) for grades Kindergarten - 8th grade. Our department provides guidelines and calendar of events for 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.

The tests include:

  • 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)

Our main goal is to maintain the security and confidentiality of the Texas Student Assessment Program, ensure valid test scores, provide standard and equal testing opportunities for all students and assist each campus in the implementation of the assessment program’s requirements at the local level.