Ms. Ofelia Alvarez
Director of Testing & Evaluation / DCSI

904 Hester Avenue

Donna, Texas 78537

                                                Phone: (956) 464-1600                                                                           Fax:(956) 461-9053                            

oalvarez@donnaisd.net


Sylvia V. Martinez, Secretary

Gilbert Garza, Data Analyst


 "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

                                                                                                                                                                                  -John F. Kennedy

   
 The Testing and Evaluation Department is responsible for coordinating and supervising all aspects of the State of Texas Assessment Program, which includes STAAR, STAAR EOC, STAAR Spanish, STAAR Alt. 2, TELPAS, and all required field tests and studies mandated by the Texas Education Agency. Coordinating all testing logistics, including ordering and distributing testing material to D.I.S.D. school campuses and preparing and returning all testing materials to the state contractor (ETS and Pearson) is also handled by the testing department.  Additionally, required testing training is provided to campus and school district personnel and establishing and monitoring testing procedures to ensure test security and confidentiality is a priority of the testing department, as well as investigating and reporting any and all testing irregularities and security violations directly to TEA.