TeSA students participate in STAAR testing to evaluate TEKS standards beginning in 3rd grade and continuing through 8th grade.
Students take STAAR tests for reading and math at the end of every grade level. They are tested for writing proficiency in 4th and 7th grades. Students in 5th and 8th grades take STAAR tests for science and 8th graders also take Social Studies assessments. TeSA also administers the End-of-Course Algebra Exam for 8th graders in the advanced math class. Stanford and OLSAT tests are given to all students in the fall of each year as national comparative and general school ability assessment. Kindergarten – 2nd grade students are given the Texas Primary Reading Inventory (TPRI) assessments three times per year. This one-on-one instrument, designed to be administered by the classroom teacher, is given to students at the beginning, middle, and end of each academic school year. TeSA offers the Gifted & Talented Education (GATE) Program for students who are identified through a process which includes nominations, assessment and selection. All students in the GATE program will have a personal education plan (PEP) in order to address his or her individual learning needs.