• Former TAKS/TAAS/TEAMS Examinees

     

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    Effective beginning with the 2017–2018 school year, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) assessments will no longer be administered. TAKS Exit Level assessments included English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.  Students for whom TAKS is a graduation requirement, including former TAAS and TEAMS examinees, may pursue one of the following options to receive a Texas high school diploma.

    1. Request district decision. An examinee should contact the school district where he or she was last enrolled to request a district decision regarding whether the examinee qualifies to graduate and receive a high school diploma. More information about this option can be found in Senate Bill 463, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017. Additional information will be available after Texas Administrative Code §74.1025 has been amended.
    2. Achieve satisfactory performance on an alternate assessment. The alternate assessments allowed for TAKS are TSI, SAT, ACT, and STAAR. Former TAKS, TAAS, and TEAMS examinees should take only the appropriate part of the alternate assessment he or she needs to fulfill testing graduation requirements. More information is available in the Texas Administrative Code 101.4003.

     

    Alternate Assessment Information

     


    TSI at Odessa College

    https://www.odessa.edu/current-students/testing/

    The Odessa College Testing Center provides the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) as a drop-in test. The testing fee is $29 ($10 per section for re-testing). 

    There are three sections, mathematics, reading and writing, and each section takes about 1-1/2 hours to complete; however, that is only an estimation and solely depends on the testing candidate’s established pace. The test is not timed.  Examinees have 14 consecutive days to complete the exam. 

    Are you ready to take a TSI exam at Odessa College?

    1. Verify which sections are needed to fulfill high school testing graduation requirements.
    2. Visit Pre-Assessment Activity to complete this activity before you arrive. Print the completion confirmation page and bring it with you on your desired test date. 
    3. Visit the Testing Center Marketplace to pre-pay for your exam.

    Where can I go to study for this test?

    1. StepWise for TSI Math is a mobile app that enables you to study anywhere! Contact the OC testing center for more information. 
    2. The free TSIA Study App includes interactive practice test in arithmetic, elementary algebra, college-level math, reading comprehension and sentence skills. The web-based app can be accessed from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Visit  https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org 

    What if I have completed the TSI exam and did not score as high as I would have liked to?

    Odessa College offers a specialized tutorial program, MyFoundationsLab, designed for your study needs based on diagnostic reports gathered from previous score reports.

    Fall & Spring Hours:

    • Monday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
    • Tuesday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm  
    • Wednesday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
    • Friday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Summer Hours:

    • Monday 9:00am – 5:30 pm
    • Tuesday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
    • Wednesday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
    • Friday CLOSED

     Testing Center Tips:

    1. The Testing Center is located in the SPUR Building, Suite 150.
    2. Park in any white or yellow parking space located in the lot to the left of the Administration Building.
    3. Examinees must present a current photo ID for verification purposes during the check-in process.
    4. Examinees must also know their social security number.
    5. A locker will be provided to store personal items.
    6. Testing stops 30 minutes prior to closing each day.

    For more information, call Odessa College 432.335.6620 or email testingcenter@odessa.edu


    ACT

    The ACT assessment is designed to assess high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning.  Verify which sections are needed to fulfill high school testing graduation requirements. There are 7 test dates each year.  Registration information is available at www.actstudent.org.  The testing fee is $46.00 ACT (no writing) or $62.50 ACT with writing.


    SAT

    The SAT measures two sets of skills, verbal and computational, through a series of tests in reading, writing and mathematics. Verify which sections are needed to fulfill high school testing graduation requirements.  There are 7 test dates each year.  Registration information is available at http://www.collegeboard.com/sat-achieve-more/.  The testing fee is $46 SAT or $60 SAT with essay.


    STAAR End-of-Course

    Examinees must call the ECISD Testing Warehouse (456-8529) to register.  Examinees will not be allowed to test without a picture ID, such as a driver’s license or DPS card.  Tests are administered 3 times a year (December, April/May, and June).  There is no testing fee.  Verify which sections are needed to fulfill high school testing graduation requirements…  English 2, Algebra 1, Biology, and/or U.S. History.  

    Test Site

    Site Address

    Test Time

    GEORGE H W BUSH NEW TECH ODESSA

    300 E. 29TH

    8:30 AM 

     


     

     

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    www.texasassessment.com

    Lookup

    • Click Log In to Student Portal
    • Click Lookup Access Code
    • Enter Student’s First Name (maximum of 10 characters)
    • Enter PEIMS ID (social security number or state-supplied number)
    • Enter DOB
    • Click Go
    • If “Access Code Lookup Successful” enter DOB again
    • Click Go

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    • Right-Click Print

     or

    • Click Download PDFs
    • Click Adobe STAAR link
    • Click Print