Texas Education Code (TEC) §28.006(c-1) requires that students who do not meet the passing standard on the Grade 6 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) reading test must be administered a reading assessment at the beginning of grade 7. The Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment (TMSFA) was developed with Texas students to be a valid and reliable instrument for determining students’ areas of instructional need.
The TMSFA is based on valid and reliable scientific research, thoroughly measures each domain of development, and is user-friendly. The following three domains of development are assessed using the TMSFA.
- Text Comprehension (Reading)
- Word Analysis
To download the TMSFA passages, click on the links below.
The TMSFA examiner passages and student passages below include oral reading fluency (ORF) and retelling materials for screening students at the beginning of year (BOY), middle of year (MOY), and end of year (EOY).
To download the TMSFA examiner word list printable versions, click on the links below. Examiners may use these word lists for diagnosing struggling students’ word reading.
Examiner | Word Lists
Students | Word Lists