Dr. Debby Noffsinger

District Assessment Coordinator



Dickinson ISD Resources

State Testing Calendar


How to Access Your Child's Scores

Your child's complete state assessment history is contained in the Texas Assessment Student Portal. Results are uploaded to this portal the day after the districts' receive scores. Step-by-step directions are available at this link.

You will need your child's six digit Unique Access Code that is located at the bottom of a previous report of STAAR scores (new STAAR Report Card or old Confidential Student Report). If your child tested in Dickinson ISD last year, you may also find the code in Skyward Family Access.

You are also able to view scores for your child in Skyward Family Access. It is not a complete historical record as is contained in the Texas Assessment Student Portal.

Out-of-District/Out-of-School Testers

TEA Resources for OOS/OOD Examinees

The Student Success Initiative

The Student Success Initiative (SSI) was created by the Texas Legislature to ensure that all students receive the instruction and support they need to be academically successful in mathematics and reading.


Under the SSI grade advancement requirements, students are required to pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) grade 5 mathematics and reading tests to be promoted to sixth grade. Students are required to pass the STAAR grade 8 mathematics and reading tests to be promoted to ninth grade.


For additional information, please click on the links below

Prepare for Success

Prepárese para el éxito

The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered at Dickinson High School October 2020. Home-schooled students may participate. Please complete this form and return it to Dr. Angie Estes at Dickinson High School.

Parent’s Guide to MAP Growth

MAP Growth uses a RIT scale to accurately measure what students know, regardless of their grade level. It also measures growth over time, allowing you to track your child’s progress throughout the school year and across multiple years. Once your child completes a MAP Growth test, they receive a RIT score.


The RIT scale precisely measures student performance, regardless of whether they’re performing on, above, or below grade level.


MAP Growth usa la escala RIT para medir con exactitud el conocimiento del estudiante, independientemente de su nivel de grado. Asimismo, mide el crecimiento en el tiempo, permitiendo mantener un registro del progreso del niño durante el año escolar y durante varios años. Cuando el niño completa una prueba MAP Growth, recibe un puntaje RIT.


El puntaje RIT mide con precisión el rendimiento del estudiante, independientemente de que su desempeño sea a nivel de grado, o por encima o por debajo de este.


How do schools and teachers use MAP Growth scores?

Teachers can use the score to inform instruction, personalize learning, and monitor the growth of individual students. Principals and administrators can use the scores to see the performance and progress of a grade level, school, or the entire district.


How often will my child take MAP Growth tests?

DISD will provide MAP Growth tests to students at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year (in the fall, winter, and spring).


Is MAP Growth a standardized test?

Unlike a standardized test, MAP Growth is administered periodically during the school year.  Instead of asking all students the same questions, it adjusts to each child’s performance.


¿Cómo usan las escuelas y los docentes los puntajes de MAP Growth?

Los docentes pueden usar los puntajes para informar la instrucción, personalizar el aprendizaje
y supervisar el crecimiento de cada estudiante. Los directores y administradores pueden usar los
puntajes para ver el rendimiento y progreso a nivel de grado, de escuela o de todo el distrito.


¿Con qué frecuencia tomará mi hijo las pruebas MAP Growth?

DISD administran las pruebas MAP Growth al inicio, a la mitad y al final del año escolar (en otoño, invierno y primavera).


¿Es MAP Growth una prueba estandarizada?

A diferencia de una prueba estandarizada, MAP Growth se administra periódicamente durante el año
escolar. En lugar de preguntarles a todos los estudiantes las mismas preguntas, se ajusta al rendimiento de cada niño.

The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have safe and successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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