TEKSbank Update

Latest TEKSbank news from the Region 10 Data Solutions Team.

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TEKSbank Overview

TEKSbank is an online bank of test questions and resources developed to provide educators with items aligned with the content and rigor of the TEKS. Items can be used to support the design of a variety of assessments including district assessments and teacher-created formative and summative assessments.

  • TEKSbank has over 45,000+ items for use on locally created assessments.
  • TEKSbank includes items for grade 2-11 and Spanish items for grades 2-5.

Detailed information about TEKSbank can be found here. For pricing information, fill out the short form here.

TEKS Realignment Updates for ELAR, SLAR and Social Studies

Items for ELAR, SLAR and Social Studies have been revised and realigned to the new TEKS for these content areas. The following grades and subjects were realigned and are available in TEKSbank.

  • Grade 2-8 ELAR
  • Grade 2-5 SLAR
  • Grades 6-12 Social Studies

District curriculum managers will need to have the new standards for these courses imported in Eduphoria before items are viewable.

Example Social Studies Item:

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NEW Expository Writing Prompts

To support continuous writing opportunities for students, TEKSbank is adding new expository writing prompts to all content areas. For the 2019-2020 school year, users can expect six prompts in Grades 2-8 for all subjects aligned to process standards. Rubrics are included with all writing prompts.

Examples of classroom application include:

  • Summative assessments
  • Writing portfolios
  • TELPAS writing samples

Prompts will be available in early fall 2019 in English only. Spanish versions will be available for grades 2-5 in Spring 2020.

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NEW Geometry Items

The TEKSbank team has added 100 NEW Geometry items to the bank. Teachers will be able to access these new items in early fall 2019.

Example Geometry Item:

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TRS Unit Test Items

The keyword search for TRS items has been changed for the 2019-2020 school year. To find TRS unit assessments, search:

  • Unit# (with a zero for single-digit units)
  • Examples: unit01, unit11

Items for assessments in the 1st six weeks are currently available. The 2nd six weeks assessment items will be available in mid-September.

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STAAR Item Realignment

STAAR items for the following subjects will be realigned to the newly adopted standards. Items will be available in early fall 2019.

  • 3-8 ELAR
  • 3-5 SLAR
  • 8th Grade SS
  • US History

TEA will not be releasing the 2019 assessments to the public, therefore STAAR 2019 items will not be available in the STAAR item bank.

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Certica Navigate

Are you looking for an additional item bank to support your district's assessment program?

The ESCs have partnered with Certica to bring you the Navigate Item Bank:

  • Written and aligned for Texas standards
  • Formerly NWEA and ETS
  • 68,000+ K-12 items
  • 3,000+ ELAR and math items for K-1
  • 17,000+ Spanish language items

The ESCs have negotiated a volume discount for districts. TEKSbank and Navigate bundled pricing is available.

Click here for more information. To request a quote, fill out this short form.