Texas Education Agency
Says YES to Performance Series

 Scantron offers Texas educators state-approved solutions to measure student achievement and drive instructional improvements.
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Have you been using the same assessment instrument for eight years or more?

The Texas Education Code requires that school districts:

  • avoid using the same form of assessment instrument for more than eight years
  • ensure that assessments are linked to norming that is no more than eight years old

Did you know Performance Series® has been certified to meet these requirements and is on the TEA approved list for Group-Administered Achievement Tests, for both School Districts and Charter Schools?

Scantron says YES to Texas!

Performance Series is the only approved assessment that can say "yes" to ALL of the following:

Renaissance Learning
Data Recognition Corp/CTB
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The College Board
Standard (Long) Test Form Available
 YES yes
no yes
yes yes
Express (Short) Test Form Available
 YES yes  yes available for some tests
available for some tests
Professionally Recorded Audio Support for Beginning K–2 Readers
 YES yes no unknown unknown  n/a
Math and Reading Assessments Start at Grade K
 YES yes no yes yes no
Supports Texas and College and Career Readiness Standards
 YES yes no no no
 YES yes  yes no no no
Results Prescribe or Link to Digital Curriculum
 YES yes  yes unknown unknown no
Tests Expose Students to Technology-Enhanced Items
 YES yes unknown unknown
unknown unknown
Solution Includes Optional Performance Tasks for DOK 4 Measurement
 YES no no
unknown unknown unknown

Learn more about what Performance Series offers Texas educators.

“I love the way Scantron Performance Series establishes a learning path that can be easily tracked throughout the school year by measuring academic gains, not a “one and done” test score.”
Faye Sheppard, Principal, Robertsdale Elementary School, AL
"[This] is an excellent tool for our school! It helps us make data-driven decisions, which benefit all learners, regardless of performance level."
Amanda Davis, Curriculum Coach, Fort Payne Middle School
"By using Performance Series, we've gained back eight full days of instructional time—and we have the student score reports and instructional resources immediately…"
, Superintendent of Secondary Education
"When students see success, it eliminates many negative performance issues. Personalized learning based on their assessment results meets them where they are and gets them where they should be so they can see that success."
Dr. Cederick Ellis, Superintendent McComb Schools District (MS)
"These benchmarks provide a collective pulse for students that categorize where they are and where they should be in the Spring to show they’re having growth and success in the school year"
Dr. Janet Womack, District Superintendent, Florence City Schools AL
"It helps teachers dramatically focus their efforts…the instruction the next day can be based on [reports from yesterday’s test]…"
Jason Anderson, Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Innovation, Frederick County Public Schools, MD
"We have used the Performance Series assessment for ten years at Valley Oak and we find it a very useful tool for identifying specific standards that have not yet been mastered."
Laura Fulmer, Director, Valley Oak Charter
“Performance Series questions went beyond grade-level standards. This…opened the curiosity door and allowed [students] to search the depths of their knowledge.”
Meighan Lewis, Teacher, Munford High School
"Scantron has provided the tools needed to validate student learning and support teacher decisions to move students to the next Performance Level when they are ready."
Dr. Oliver Grenham, Chief Education Officer, Adams County School District 50
"Scantron delivered not only a superior product but also a superior system of delivery, support, flexibility, and technical assistance."
Sherrill Parris, Deputy State Superintendent Alabama State Department of Education
"Performance Series and Achievement Series' analysis tools and reports enable teachers to use their assessment results to effectively drive instruction."
Steve Robinson, Vice –Principal Liberty High School (Literacy First Charter School)

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