Ms. Ofelia Alvarez
Director of Testing & Evaluation / DCSI

904 Hester Avenue

Donna, Texas 78537

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

Sylvia V. Martinez, Secretary

Luz Lopez, Data Analyst

 "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

                                                        -Milton Berle                                                                                                      

 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.