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If you have questions regarding the Texas Assessment Program, you can contact us through the HelpDesk or email us at If your question is urgent, please contact us by phone. 

Texas Education Agency
Student Assessment Division
1701 N. Congress Avenue, Room 3-122A
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 463-9536
Fax: (512) 463-9302

Cambium Assessment, Inc. (CAI)

(CAI will host and manage the online testing platform for all assessments and will manage the registration, administration, scoring, and reporting for the entire assessment portfolio.)

(833) 601-8821

NCS Pearson, Inc.

(Pearson will be responsible for item development and test form construction.)

(800) 627-0225


Student Assessment Staff Directory

Listed below is the staff of the Student Assessment Division.

Associate Commissioner of Strategy and Analytics
Tyson Kane

Executive Director of Student Assessment
Iris Tian

Team  Staff

Policy and Publications
Julie Cole, Director

Spencer Barr, John Mitchell, Christy Ortiz

 Test Administration
Jose Rios, Director

Esmeralda Cavazos, Shelly Leath, Vanessa Gallardo, Carmen Trejo, Angela Wilkins, Laurie Shaw, Catherine Stapleton, Lilia Herrera Ramirez, Glenn Kirchner, Rachel Griffin, Lavanya Rajagopalan


 Strategy and Operations
Jordan Runge, Director


Vincent Salas, Jamie Kwan, Mollie Sample, Judy Galvez Fabian, Kim Ackerman 

Content Development

TBD, Director

Chelaine Marion, Colin Sembello, Padmini Jambulapati, Valerie Pannell, Lyndsay Armstrong, Jo Ann Bilderback, Erik Pinter, Carrie Alexander, Donna Fontenot, Joe Cisneros, Javier Torres, Angie Barron, Luis Salinas, Brian Byrwa