TX-KEA Required Measures for ECDS
For the 2022-23 school year, CLI Engage will be sending Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment data directly to TEA on behalf of school districts and charter schools. Early Childhood Data System (ECDS) submissions will include the statewide literacy screener. Download and review the information in the document below that includes the Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment measures that will be required for ECDS.
For the current school year, kindergarten data must be uploaded to ECDS by Thursday, January 26, 2023.
ECDS Reporting Requirements
Please review the following information when selecting the TX-KEA measures that will be assessed in kindergarten classrooms:
- Texas Education Code (TEC) §28.006 requires LEAs to administer an assessment instrument that measures emergent literacy-reading skills. LEAs using TX-KEA to fulfill this requirement must administer all three measures that comprise the composite score for the kindergarten literacy screener score (Vocabulary, Letter Names, and Spelling).
- In addition to the kindergarten literacy screener composite score, ECDS reports from CLI Engage will also include raw scores for Vocabulary, Letter Names, and Spelling that will be used to calculate the new statewide kindergarten readiness score by TEA.
- Reporting requirements will only include BOY measures (referred to as Wave 1 in CLI Engage).
- LEAs are recommended to assess in all five ECDS domains and report this information to ECDS. For TX-KEA, specific measures aligned to ECDS reports for all five domains are in the table below. If your LEA administers these measures using TX-KEA, those scores can be included in your ECDS submission.