Research, Assessment, and Accountability
Due to Katy ISD campuses being closed on Friday May 10, 2019, high school campuses will offer make-up End of Course (EOC) testing opportunities on Monday May 13, 2019.
All STAAR grades 3-8 testing will begin the week of Monday May 13, 2019 as regularly scheduled by the Texas Education Agency.
2018-2019 Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Katy ISD Testing Dates – Please contact your child's counselor for additional details
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The Department of Research, Assessment, and Accountability provides information to inform policy and support high standards to continually improve student achievement and opportunities throughout Katy ISD's PreK-12 education system. The Department believes that students have the right to an education uniquely suited to their needs, interests and abilities. Katy ISD utilizes comprehensive assessment programs, which are an essential part of the total educational program offered to students. The assessment programs include:
- Career assessment
- Criterion-referenced testing
- Norm-referenced testing
The results are used for district and campus improvement planning, professional development, evaluation, identification for special programs, and individual student use.
The Department supports the District's mission of providing unparalleled learning experiences for all students within a seamless, efficient system, by providing students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills through learning and assessment opportunities and research valued by students, teachers, parents, and communities. The Department consistently supports the school improvement efforts through a comprehensive system of data processes. The Department also maintains an accountability system that measures progress toward the following goals:
- Academic excellence
- Highest student achievement on state, federal, and national assessments
- Seamless delivery and maximum access to data
- Consistent improvement of the educational community
- High quality with efficient service