Rigor in Assessment- Systemic Response
To assure that the TX Bank One Texas-aligned assessment item bank is of high quality and reflects the rigor required in the STAAR, the development process takes into consideration instructional and assessment research from national level experts and organizations including: Dr. Norman L. Webb, University of Wisconsin–Depth of Knowledge, defining and identifying rigor and cognitive complexity in assessment; the psychometric properties of tests; test item development; item rigor refinement, and maximal accessibility. Research and application of effective instructional practices and cognitive and knowledge taxonomies were incorporated into the original design.
Teams of master educators in STAAR-assessed content areas/grade levels participated in the STAAR One item bank development and refinement project that resulted in the generation of the first version of the item bank in 2009. Adjusted and aligned to streamlined and updated TEKS in 2019-2020 through collaborations with partners, the TX Bank One Item Bank now also provides educators with options for:
- students to practice online testing,
- immediate report generation,
- ability to analyze students' performance, and
- test sharing.
These lead toward collegial decision making regarding academic interventions to help children achieve. Used across Texas, TX Bank One is recognized by customers as having depth and breadth of coverage and rigorous, quality items. Contact us to take a tour today!