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.
    Dr. Jackie Hendricks
    Deputy Superintendent
    Amber McIntyre
    District Testing Coordinator
    Joyce Swift
    District Testing Assistant
    Lauren Stokes
    Campus Testing Coordinator - High School
    Megan Gunnels
    Counselor/Campus Testing Coordinator - Clark Middle School
    Leslie Putchio
    Counselor/Campus Testing Coordinator - Southard Middle School
    Angela Stevenson
    Counselor/Campus Testing Coordinator - Godwin Elementary
    Amanda McIntire
    Counselor/Campus Testing Coordinator - Harper Elementary
    Maitee Helms
    Counselor/Campus Testing Coordinator - Lacy Elementary
    Briana Jensen
    Counselor/Campus Testing Coordinator - Lowe Elementary
    Katharine Aldridge
    Counselor/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. 
    STAAR Field Testing
    The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires field testing of test items in order to develop and calibrate new tests each year.
    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.
    Istation Early Reading Assessment
    The Istation Early Reading Assessment is an instrument designed to be administered one-on-one by the classroom teacher that provides age-appropriate measurement for students in pre-K through 3rd grade.  Depending on the grade level, students may be assessed at the beginning of the year (BOY), middle of the year (MOY), and/or end of year (EOY).

    Istation measures growth in the following areas:
    • Phonemic awareness
    • Letter Knowledge
    • Alphabetic Decoding
    • Vocabulary
    • Spelling
    • Comprehension
    • Fluency


    The Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment (TMSFA) is a diagnostic and progress monitoring instrument for grades 6-8 students who do not meet the standard, or score below 2100, on the state TAKS test. For grade 7 students who failed the TAKS reading test as 6th graders, the administration of a diagnostic instrument is mandatory during the first six weeks due to TEC, §28.006(c-1), as added by House Bill (HB) 2237, in the 80th Texas Legislature, 2007. 
    ReadiStep is a low stakes middle school assessment that helps teachers provide the guidance middle school students need to start preparing for high school and college.  Developed by College Board professionals in partnership with middle school teachers and other educational experts, Readistep provides early feedback on students' skills as they relate to college readiness. Readistep is a vital step within College board's College Readiness System and helps schools and teachers measure achievement, monitor progress, and gain information that enables them to make informed decisions in the classroom.
    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