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TAKS Information

TAKS Information

Texas Assessments of Knowledge and Skills: Students who entered ninth grade prior to school year 2011-12 are required to take the TAKS Exit Level exam to meet Texas graduation requirements. TAKS XL is an online exam to be administered three times each year – Fall, Spring, Summer.

TAKS Testing Calendars are provided by the Texas Education Agency.

Students Residing in Texas

  • Online registration for "Out-of-School" testing is available 8-10 weeks prior to test dates. The testing location will be chosen from a list of test sites on the registration website.
  • Full time TTU K-12 students should indicate Texas Tech University High School Diploma Program on the registration form and notify the TTU K-12 Testing Coordinator for TAKS of their registration.
  • The County-District-Campus Code for Texas Tech High School is 152-504-001.

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Students Outside of Texas

  • Students residing outside of Texas should contact the TTU K-12 District Testing Coordinator to discuss the process for out-of-state testing.
  • Students will need to locate a proctor for approval and submit the required paperwork and fees to TTU K-12 at least 8 weeks prior to the test dates.

Photo ID Required

  • Students must present a photo ID at the testing location.
    • Acceptable ID includes a state-issued Driver's License, Department of Public Safety ID, or TTU K-12 Student ID.
  • Full-time TTU K-12 students can request a student ID by submitting the Student ID Card Request/ Identity Verification Form.

Additional TAKS Resources

  • The Texas Education Agency provides TAKS Resources and Study Guides, as well as Released Tests to help students prepare for the TAKS exams.
  • CDC County-District-Campus Code Numbers for TTU K-12:
    • Texas Tech Elementary School:  152-504-101
    • Texas Tech Middle School:  152-504-041
    • Texas Tech High School:  152-504-001
  • Testing Calendars are available on the Student Assessment section of the Texas Education Agency website.

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