Research, Assessment, and Accountability
PSAT/NMSQT® primary administration opportunity for students who attend Home-School
- Katy ISD will offer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) to 10th and 11th graders on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
- A home-schooled student, who is enrolled in 9th-11th grade, may make arrangements to take the assessment at his/her zoned high school.
- Parents will need to contact the Testing Facilitator, at the zoned high school campus, for registration requirements and possible costs.
- Deadline to register, with the Testing Facilitator at the zoned high school, is Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
- Proof of residency is required at the time of the time of registration. See residency requirements for full details.
PSAT Parent Letter
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