Assessment and Accountability

RESPONSIBILITIES -The Assessment and Accountability Department is responsible for all state assessments K-12, Credit By Exam (CBE), Exams for Acceleration.  We assist with PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams.  We also coordinate HB5 Community Engagement, the District Educational Improvement Council (DEIC), the District Improvement Plan (DIP), and assist campus personnel with the Campus Improvement Plan (CIP).  DeSoto ISD is committed to using State and local assessments to measure and assess student learning and programs. 

GOALS - The goals of the Assessment and Accountability Department are the following:

  • Analyze data and provide reports to curriculum departments
  • Improve training and awareness of state and federal accountability standards
  • Improve testing security, distribution, and procedures during assessments

2015-2016 District Improvement Plan
2016-2017 District Improvement Plan
2016-2017 DEIC Membership

Accessing Student STAAR Scores in the Texas Assessment Student Data Portal

1. Go to http://www.texasassessment.com/.
2. Click on Log In to Student Portal
3. Click OK in the pop-up box
4. You will then be redirected to the Texas Assessment Data Portal.

a. If you know your student’s Unique Access Code, enter it, along with the student’s Date of Birth, then click GO.
b. If you do NOT know your student’s Access Code, click on the Lookup Access Code link.
c. Enter the Student’s First Name, PEIMS ID (either the Social Security Number or the State ID Number), and Date of Birth. Then click GO.
d. The student’s Access Code will automatically populate. Click GO again.

5. Once you’ve successfully entered the Unique Access Code and Date of Birth, the student’s test history will be displayed on the screen. Click on any test name to view its details.To obtain an electronic copy of the 2017 STAAR Report Card, click the Download PDFs button in the upper-right corner.
6. Click on the test administration to view the STAAR Report Card.
7. The system will generate a PDF file suitable for download/printing.


Kathy Ferrell
Kathy Ferrell, Director

200 E. Belt Line Rd., DeSoto, Texas 75115
Phone (972) 274-8212 x248
Fax (972) 274-8008
kathy.ferrell@desotoisd.org


Catalina Gibbs
Administrative Assistant
Phone (972) 274-8212 x248
catalina.gibbs@desotoisd.org