Texas Assessment of Knowedge and Skills (TAKS Exams) 2003-2007 Test Data

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Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Test Data.

Otherwise, this offers the answer to every question on the Texas statewide standardized exam for the last 6 years.

The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) is a standardized test used in Texas primary and secondary schools to assess students’ attainment of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies skills required under Texas education standards1. It is developed and scored by Pearson Educational Measurement with close supervision by the Texas Education Agency. Though created before the No Child Left Behind Act was passed, it complies with the law. It replaced the previous test, called the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills or TAAS, in 20032.


The TAKS data comes in three varieties: student level data, campus
level data, and data about tests. For all three types, data is
gathered annually as another round of examinations are administered to
Texas students.

Each type of data consists of records with identical structure. In
the original TAKS data, as received from the Texas Education Agency
(TEA), this was not the case. Campus data in some years would have
columns differing from campus data in other years.

The data you’re working with is a normalized subset of the data given
out by the TEA. For each year, only the columns of the data (student,
campus, or test) that are common to all years were included. Almost
all the interesting columns span the full period of the dataset so
this constraint essentially removed oddball columns. For more
information on the original data, contact the TEA directly.

Test Data

Test data summarizes the common characteristics of each test that was
taken by the students of Texas.

Test data was originally intermingled with student data, each row of
which having columns like H_IKEY and M_IKEY, representing the correct
answers to the history and mathematics exams, respectively. These
data were extracted and pulled into a single tests’ file.


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