Vendor Showcase: 2024-2027 Commissioner-approved Prekindergarten Monitoring Instruments 

Overview

TEA has released a new Commissioner's List of Approved Prekindergarten Instruments for use during the 2024-2025 through 2026-2027 school years in accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC) §29.169 and 28.006. This new list replaces the previous 2017-2022 list posted above and will go into effect starting the 2024-2025 school year. School districts and open-enrollment charter schools should now select instruments from the updated 2024-2025 through 2026-2027 Commissioner's List of Approved Prekindergarten (PK) Instruments when planning for the school year 2024-2025 and beyond.

 

Purpose 

All vendors on the new Commissioner-approved List were extended an invite to take part in a showcase event in November 2023 to share important information regarding their tool. The webinars provided from the showcase are a resource for local education agencies (LEAs) to prepare for possible prekindergarten changes in the 2024-2025 school year and more information about the tools (listed in alphabetical order) can be found below.

 

 

Commissioner-approved Prekindergarten Monitoring Instrument and Vendors

 

  • Circle Progress Monitoring System by Children's Learning Institute (CLI) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • COR Advantage by HighScope Educational Research Foundation
  • CPALLS+STEM by CLI (administered through TANGO Software)
  • Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning™, 4th Edition (DIAL™ -4) by NCS Pearson, Inc.
  • Frog Street Assessment – Criterion Referenced Assessment by Frog Street
  • GOLD® by Teaching Strategies, LLC
  • LION for Prekindergarten by Liberty Source LP
  • READY, SET, K! by E3 Alliance
 
Detailed information regarding the new, 2024-2027 Commissioner's List of Approved Prekindergarten Instruments can be found on the TEA website. The resources related to the Prekindergarten instruments located on this website will only provide access to information shared during the 2023 PK Vendor Showcase event.

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Circle Progress Monitoring on CLI Engage
COR Advantage by HighScope Educational Research Foundation
CPALLS+STEM by CLI (administered through TANGO Software)
Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning™, 4th Edition (DIAL™ -4) by NCS Pearson, Inc.
Card image capFrog Street Assessment – Criterion Referenced Assessment by Frog Street
GOLD® by Teaching Strategies, LLC
LION for Prekindergarten by Liberty Source LP
READY, SET, K! by E3 Alliance