TEKSING TOWARD TAKS, Inc. has offered quality instructional materials, assessment materials, and staff development for Mathematics in Texas for over 12 years. Brenda DeBorde and Juanita Thompson are the authors and consultants for TEKSING TOWARD TAKS, Inc. and are very committed to the continued development of quality instructional materials and staff development for mathematics to support mastery of the TEKS and student success on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests which was implemented beginning in the 2011-2012 school year.
Robert Scott, Commissioner of Education, states in a TEA Correspondence dated July 8, 2010: the STAAR “…will assess the content standards at a greater depth and at a higher level of complexity than the current Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) program. The overall difficulty of the assessments will be increased as a result of including more rigorous items, and by setting performance expectations at a higher level. Examples of how the level of student performance required by STAAR will be elevated to achieve the goal…”
The legal name of our company will remain TEKSING TOWARD TAKS, Inc., however, we will be D.B.A. TEKSING TOWARD STAAR. Materials for grades 1-8 TEKS/STAAR Mathematics, Algebra I TEKS/STAAR, Geometry TEKS/STAAR and Algebra II TEKS/STAAR have been developed. These materials will continue to be revised as needed as the TEA releases more information regarding the STAAR assessment program.