Texas Formative Assessment Resource (TFAR)

  • The Texas Formative Assessment Resource (TFAR) is provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for teachers to create items, build tests, and share content with others. TFAR is a sister platform of the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE), the same platform used for State assessments (STAAR, TELPAS, Interim, etc.). Tests created in TFAR are administered to students via the sister platform TA-Test Administration. Students take the tests using the TX Secure Browser (Windows) and Secure Test Browser (Chromebook), the same lockdown browsers used for STAAR, Interim, and TELPAS. Students may also take the tests using a regular web browser at the TEA Operational Test Site at https://tx.cambiumtds.com/student. TFAR results are posted in the sister platform Centralized Reporting System (CRS).

    This support page can be accessed directly at the vanity URL www.HoustonISD.org/TFARinfo 

  • What Do You Need to Use TFAR?

  • Accommodations in TFAR

  • Task Cards

  • Training

  • Resources

  • Support

  • Collaboration