Local Achievement Testing

Assessment Instrument Limitations

Benchmark Assessment Instruments

Designed to Prepare

  1. Evaluates students' potential performance relative to the state's blueprint in whole for a state-administered assessment; or
  2. Is primarily focused on test-taking techniques.

College Preparation Assessments

  1. To students in the spring of the eighth grade, for the purpose of diagnosing the academic strengths and deficiencies of students before entrance into high school; and
  2. To students in the tenth grade, for the purpose of measuring a student's progress toward readiness for college and the workplace.
  1. One of the valid, reliable, and nationally norm-referenced assessment instruments used by colleges and universities as part of their undergraduate admissions processes; or
  2. The assessment instrument designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board under Education Code 51.334.

Homeschooled Students



Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test

  1. During normal school hours; and
  2. To optimize student participation, at a time that limits conflicts with extracurricular activities.
  1. Assesses a student's aptitude for success in a career field other than a career field that requires postsecondary education;
  2. Is free to administer;
  3. Requires minimal training and support of district or school faculty and staff to administer the test; and
  4. Provides the student with a professional interpretation of the test results that allows the student to:
    1. Explore occupations that are consistent with the student's interests and skills; and
    2. Develop strategies to attain the student's career goals.

Hallsville ISD



DATE ISSUED: 11/9/2021