168 Interim Assessments

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State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (168®) Interim Assessments are optional, online assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and that help educators monitor student progress and predict student performance on 168. These assessments will be available at no cost to districts and open-enrollment charter schools, and they are not tied to accountability.

Interim Testing Windows For2024–2025

Window Opening Date Closing Date Content Area
Window 1 October 14, 2024 December 20, 2024 Reading Language Arts and Mathematics
Window 2 October 14, 2024 April 4, 2025 Science and Social Studies
Window 3 January 21, 2025 April 4, 2025 Reading Language Arts and Mathematics

Accommodations

Accommodation Availability
Refreshable Braille Available for RLA, grade 8 social studies, English I, English II, U.S. History
Paper Braille Available for 2023–2024 school year for all Windows
Content and Language Supports Available for all English and Spanish assessments
Text-to-Speech Available for all English and Spanish assessments

Data Reported

Results from the 168 Interim Assessments are reported in Cambium's centralized reporting system (CRS). CRS contains district-, campus-, and student-level reports. Reports at the student level will include the following data:

  • the student’s response to each test question,
  • the TEKS student expectation for each test question,
  • a pop-up window that shows the test question,
  • Item-level reporting information, and
  • reporting category targets.

Reports will continue to include data files and percentages representing the statistical probability of achieving Approaches, Meets, and Masters grade level expectations on 168.

Although educators are able to view secure interim test items within CRS as they are viewing student results, these secure test items should NOT be downloaded or printed.

Resources

168 Interim Assessments Blueprints

Training Materials

  • (CRS)

Campuses or districts that want to share 168 Interim resourcescreated in-house can send those to:studentassessment@tea.texas.gov

Resources shared will be available on this page for other districts to access and use.

Contact Information

Student Assessment Division

(512) 463-9536