Assessment & Testing

Philosophy of Assessment

Denison ISD believes that assessment provides the information necessary to improve student performance.  Assessing student performance is a method by which state and federal education authorities determine the district's progress and effectiveness.  It is also an important part of the instructional process as it allows professional staff to make informed decisions, set priorities, allocate resources, and be accountable to students, parents, and the Denison ISD community.

Regina Prigge

Director of Assessment & Accountability


1201 S. Rusk Avenue

Denison, Texas 75020


903-462-7002 fax

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ARD Committee Can Waive Additional STAAR Tests

With the passage of HB 657 during the 85th Texas Legislative Session, an ARD committee is now required to meet before the second administration of the STAAR reading or mathematics assessment when a student receiving special education services in grade 5 or 8 fails to perform satisfactorily on the first administration.

During this meeting, the ARD committee must determine the required accelerated instruction and if the student will be promoted or retained. The bill adds that promotion must be based on the student's performance on his or her IEP goals. The student is not required to take the subsequent STAAR administrations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Lori May, Director of Special Education Denison ISD (903)462-7020.

El Comité de ARD puede omitir pruebas adicionales de STAAR

Debido a la sanción de la ley HB 657 durante la Sesión Legislativa nro. 85, se requiere que el comité de ARD se reúna antes de la segunda administración de la prueba STAAR de lectura y matemáticas cuando un estudiante recibe servicios de educación especial en el 5to. o 8vo.  grado y no logra un desempeño satisfactorio en la primera administración.


Durante ésta reunión, el comité de ARD debe determinar la instrucción acelerada requerida y si el estudiante será promovido o retenido.  La ley agrega que la promoción debe basarse en el desempeño del estudiante con respecto a las metas del IEP.  Al estudiante no se le requiere que tome pruebas subsecuentes de STAAR.


Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, por favor no dude en contactar a Lori may, Directora del Departamento de Educación Especial, Denison ISD Special Education, (903)462-7020.   

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