TCEA and Technology Literacy Assessment

Providing districts with the data they need to make a difference

Registration period: November 1, 2017 – March 9, 2018
Statewide Assessment Window: January 8, 2018 – June 15, 2018

Through a partnership with, TCEA will offer all Texas districts a technology literacy assessment for 8th grade students at no cost to the district.

The online assessment includes a blend of interactive, performance-based questions and multiple-choice, knowledge-based questions to measure and report technology literacy and skills for middle school students.

The assessment will provide districts with the data they need to understand how well students grasp critical 21st century skills. It will be based on the Technology Application TEKS (TA-TEKS).

Why is TCEA & offering this assessment?

We have heard our districts tell us they need valid data on how well their students are prepared for the 21st century with critical technology and 21st century skills. We want to provide our districts with a consistent measure, and psychometrically valid data based on Texas standards. Our goal is to provide districts with their own data, along with comparison data from state-wide results, to support improved student technology learning and help teachers plan how to integrate technology more effectively into the core curriculum.

Why is TCEA partnering with already has an assessment aligned to the TEKS standards and it works with nearly all districts in the state with two TA-TEKS curriculums: Inquiry and EasyTech. is able to efficiently provide this assessment through its digital learning environment.

Training Sessions

Training Sessions
Several presentations will be offered to provide guidance on setting up, delivering, and reading the results of the assessment. Please register for the session that is best for you. All webinar sessions will be recorded, and representative recordings will be posted to You must register in advance.

In-Person Training

During 2018 TCEA Convention in Austin, Texas

Austin Convention Center, February 5-9

Tuesday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am Room 14

Wednesday, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm Room 18C

Register for Live Q&A Sessions with Diane

Watch recorded training at

Register for Online Training

To help you deliver the 8th Grade Assessment to your students, please attend ONE online professional development session. During your selected webinar session, you will learn to…

  • Communicate what the TA-TEKS assessment is, how it is made up, and when the assessment window occurs
  • Set up online classes, enroll students, and assign the assessment event
  • Access Resources site for proctor and coordinator resources, including the proctor script

Webinar Dates:

Webinar trainings coming soon.

Live Q and A sessions

Register here for Live Q&A Sessions.

November 15 at 3:30 pm, CST

December 5 at 10 am, CST

January 24 at 3:30 pm, CST

February 13 at 11 am, CST

March 21 at 3:30 pm, CST

Online and in-person trainings and Q&A sessions are led by Diane Kahanek, Program Manager.

For more information about the 8th Grade Assessment project, please consult


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