PISD testing coordinators share the responsibility in maintaining test security. They are responsible for organizing and monitoring test administrations within the schools and responding to situations that may arise during test administrations. This page highlights testing information, calendars, and resources.
    Amber McIntyre
    District Testing Coordinator
    Casey Gunnels
    Casey Gunnels
    Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum
    Rachel Nicks
    Rachel Nicks
    Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum
    Amy Embry
    Campus Testing Coordinator - Princeton High School
    Shaquilla Perkins
    Campus Testing Coordinator - Lovelady High School
    Ashley Lincoln
    Campus Testing Coordinator - Clark Middle School
    Michael McMahon
    Campus Testing Coordinator - Mattei Middle School
    Megan Gunnels
    Campus Testing Coordinator - Southard Middle School
    Meagan Turner
    Campus Testing Coordinator - Godwin Elementary
    Charity Verlander
    Campus Testing Coordinator - Harper Elementary
    Jason Bellows
    Campus Testing Coordinator - Lacy Elementary
    Cynthia Heller
    Campus Testing Coordinator - Lowe Elementary
    Amanda Welborn
    Campus Testing Coordinator - Mayfield Elementary
    Vickey Dillard
    Campus Testing Coordinator - Smith Elementary


    The links on the left to the PISD testing calendars highlight the dates for the administration of the following tests:
    The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) is the criterion-referenced assessment program mandated by the Texas Education Agency. Texas’ student assessment program is designed to measure the extent to which a student has learned and is able to apply the defined knowledge and skills at each tested grade or course level.
    • Texas has offered a statewide student assessment since 1980. In the spring of 2012, Texas students began taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams. The state also offers accommodations on these assessments for students who have significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving special education services.  

    • The STAAR program includes annual assessments for
      • Reading and mathematics, grades 3–8
      • Writing at grades 4 and 7
      • Science at grades 5 and 8
      • Social studies at grade 8
      • End-of-course assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history. 
    Practice STAAR/EOC
    Practice STAAR/EOC tests are released tests given by the district six weeks prior to the real administration for the purpose of identifying weaknesses and gaps that need instructional attention.
    The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) is designed to assess the progress that English Language Learners make in learning the English language.
    AP Exams
    Advanced Placement examinations are taken by students participating in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The tests are taken each May and are the culmination of year-long AP course material.
    The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) is a rigorous, national assessment that measures the critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills your students will need for higher education and careers after high school. 
    PISD Six Weeks Tests
    PISD's six weeks tests assess individual TEKS proficiency based on established instructional calendars. These tests allow teachers and administrators the opportunity to identify student strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in conceptual knowledge for instructional planning to maximize teaching and learning opportunities.
    Along with the testing calendar links on this page, test administration dates can be found on the individual district and campus calendar pages.                          

     Texas Education Agency - Student Testing and Accountability

    STAAR® Writing and English I, II, III Resources

    STAAR® Mathematics Resources

    STAAR™ Science Resources

    STAAR® Social Studies Resources