Ms. Ofelia Alvarez
Director of Testing & Evaluation

904 Hester Avenue

Donna, Texas 78537

                         Phone: (956) 464-1600  *  Fax:(956) 461-4351                   

Sylvia V. Martinez, Secretary


I'd rather have roses on my table
than diamonds on my neck.

Emma Goldman

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 L, STAAR Alternate, TAKS, 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.