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State and Local Required Assessments


Grades: Pre-K

The CIRCLE Progress Monitoring System is a tool that enables a teacher to quickly assess a child’s progress in a particular skill area. The data collected is reviewed by teachers and prompts them to focus on targetted lessons that address their students’ least developed skills.

The CIRCLE Progress Monitoring System:

  • is on the 2017-2021 Commissioner’s List of Approved Prekindergarten Progress Monitoring Instruments
  • is available at no cost to Texas public prekindergarten teachers and programs eligible for the TSR Online program
  • demonstrated high reliability and validity in multiple research studies



TX-KEA Early Literacy

Grades: Kindergarten

TX-KEA is an early literacy assessment on the Commissioner’s List of Approved Reading Instruments that provides teachers with a comprehensive understanding of students’ learning. The data collected enables teachers to design differentiated instruction to better meet students’ individual needs. TX-KEA provides multiple implementation options to our school district such as:

  • Three-wave progress monitoring tool (BOY, MOY, EOY)
  • One-time kindergarten entry assessment (BOY)
  • One-time literacy screener (BOY)
  • Dyslexia Screener (EOY)



TPRI Early Literacy

Grades: 1st 

TPRI is a highly reliable early literacy assessment on the Commissioner’s List of Approved Reading Instruments that designed to identify the reading development of students. This tool is utilized as a one-on-one assessment, which helps teachers provide targeted instruction so that students improve as readers. The TPRI benchmark assessment is given 3 times per year, with the Middle of Year 1st grade assessment being a Dyslexia screener.



FastBridge Early Literacy

Grades: 2nd

FastBridge is an early literacy assessment on the Commissioner’s List of Approved Reading Instruments that screens our 2nd grade students on early reading indicators. It is a computer based assessment that allows our teachers to utilize the data to identify skill gaps and offer proven recommendations for reading instruction and diagnostic reading interventions.




Grades: 7th 

Mindplay is a computer-based Dyslexia screener utilized to assess all seventh grade students at the beginning of the school year whose performance on the grade 6 STAAR reading assessment did not demonstrate reading proficiency. 



MyPath Reading and Math

Grades: K-12

MyPath is utilized as a supplemental intervention for our students. They are guided through a diagnostic at the beginning, middle, and end of year that identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses in math and reading. This program then places our students on a learning pathway based on the results from their diagnostic screener. Our teachers are able to utilize MyPath to assign additional enrichment lessons and facilitate active interventions that can address learning gaps and also propel students forward.



STAAR Interim Assessments

Grades: 3-8 and EOC 

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Interim Assessments are online, district adopted assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The data we receive from the assessments help educators monitor student progress and predict student performance on STAAR.