Testing updates will be posted here as they become available from the district. Please continue to check this webpage for updates.
If you have any testing-related questions, please contact Morgan Allen at SaraMAllen@katyisd.org.
Students request a CBE application from their designated counselor. Once the form is approved and submitted, the student will receive a confirmation letter with the date, time and location of the CBE test.
CBE Options for Accelerated Math in Junior High School
Duke TIP Program - 7th Grade Talent Search
Qualifying students will be notified in early September via a packet with information on how the program works, how they qualified and how to register for the SAT/ACT.
Duke TIP Information
Spanish for Spanish Speakers
Students who selected the course for next year and have not yet taken the placement test will test when school resumes. More information to come.
Katy ISD offers a course that is designed specifically to benefit students that speak Spanish at home so that they may continue to develop and further expand their language skills. This course is unique in that it allows the student to obtain 4 language credits in 2 years. Students can earn 2 credits for Spanish for Spanish Speakers (SpSpSp) 1/2 in one year, offered at the junior high level, and 2 credits for SpSpSp 3 PreAP/AP Spanish Language in another year. The linked video at https://tinyurl.com/SpSpSpKaty explains and provides further details about the Spanish for Spanish Speakers program.
Students enrolling in the course must take a placement test to determine eligibility. The placement test is offered in the fall for 7th grade students and in the spring for 8th grade students wishing to enroll in the course for their 9th grade year and who have not already taken the placement test. The test is administered during the school day and eligible 7th graders are notified of the test date in October. 8th graders selecting the course for 9th grade will be notified by their counselor of the spring test administration date.
If you have any questions about the Spanish for Spanish Speakers placement test please contact Cecilia Lara at 281-396-2621 or CeciliaLara@katyisd.org or Adriana Miles at 281-237-1250 or AdrianaMMiles@katyisd.org (Spanish Teacher).
STAAR Testing Dates
TEA has cancelled STAAR and STAAR Alternate 2 testing for the Spring 2020 test administrations.
Students who are currently enrolled in Algebra I will also be exempt from the Algebra I EOC, provided they earn credit for the course.
Please note: STAAR testing dates are subject to change. For up-to-date information, frequently check back here or check the TEA testing calendars here.
6th Grade STAAR
Math - May 11th, 2021
Reading - May 12th, 2021
7th Grade STAAR
8th Grade STAAR
Math - April 6th, 2021 (for 6th graders taking 7th grade KAP Math and 8th graders taking 8th grade Math)
Math - April 7th, 2021 (for 7th graders taking 7th grade KAP Math ONLY)
Reading - April 7th, 2021
Science - May 6th, 2021
Social Studies - May 7th, 2021
Math Retest - May 11th, 2021 (for students who did not pass the April Math administration)
Reading Retest - May 12th, 2021 (for students who did not pass the April Reading administration)
Algebra I STAAR End-of-Course (EOC)
State Assessment Calendar
State Assessment Information
STAAR Alternate 2 Information
How to Find STAAR and TELPAS Scores For Your Student
All STAAR and TELPAS scores from spring and summer testing may be accessed in the Texas Assessment Data Portal. Paper copies of score reports are no longer provided by TEA. Therefore, utilizing the Portal will be the only avenue to access STAAR and/or TELPAS scores.
For detailed directions on navigating the Texas Assessment Data Portal, please click on one of the following links:
STAAR Portal Directions - English
STAAR Portal Directions - Spanish
TELPAS Testing Dates
TEA has extended the TELPAS testing window until May 29th for ESL currently-served and parent denial students. However, at this time Katy ISD has not yet decided if that is the appropriate course of action for our district and students. Please check back at a later date for further details.
Currently served and waiver English as a Second Language (ESL) students will participate in the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) during the spring semester. Students are assessed in four domains: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Writing samples will be collected during your child's math, science, English and social studies classes during a window of February 10 - February 28, 2020.
The Reading, Listening and Speaking assessments are administered online during the week of March 16 - 20.
Additional online testing will take place during the week of March 23 - 27 as needed.
Katy ISD District Learning Assessments (DLAs)
DLAs are common formative assessments designed to gather evidence of student learning. As part of a balanced program, DLAs are not intended to be the sole assessment instrument in determining student learning. Rather, they provide teachers and students with diagnostic information to help guide the learning process.
Additional information about the DLAs can be found in the District Learning Assessment FAQs and in the District Learning Assessment Guidelines.
The secondary DLA administration calendar can be found by clicking here. For more specific administration dates, please contact your child's teacher(s).
8th grade SSI Information
Students have 3 opportunities to pass the STAAR math and reading test in 8th grade - two during the spring and one during the summer. Students must pass these assessments to be promoted to the 9th grade.
Please see the links below for information regarding 8th grade state testing and the Student Success Initiative program.
Student Success Initiative - English
Student Success Initiative - Spanish