Welcome to the STAAR information website! The purpose of this website is to provide information regarding the changes occurring in the Texas mandated assessment process. Various pieces of information have been provided; however, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) continues to refine the new test process. We will provide those updates as they occur! We have included testing calendars, grade level specific information, links and resources along with information regarding testing for special population students.
STAAR testing promises to be more rigorous, present more questions, require a four hour time limit (5 hour for HS English 1 and 2 only), and include 5 course specific high school end-of-course assessments. Check out the tabs to answer your STAAR testing questions and feel free to contact your campus counselor for information regarding campus testing procedures.
Brenda Ward, Ed.D
Director of Testing and Evaluation
Texas Assessment Program for Spring 2015
|Enrolled Grade||Assessment Program||Subjects Assessed|
Grade 3 (English and Spanish)
|STAAR||reading and mathematics|
|Grade 4 (English and Spanish)||STAAR||reading, mathematics, and writing|
|Grade 5 (English and Spanish)||STAAR||reading, mathematics, and science|
|Grade 6||STAAR||reading and mathematics|
|Grade 7||STAAR||reading, mathematics, and writing|
|Grade 8*||STAAR||reading, mathematics, science, and social studies|
STAAR End-of-Course (EOC)
Algebra I, biology, English I, English II, and U.S. history
|Grade 12**||TAKS Exit Level Retests||English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies as needed|
|Out-of-School**||TAKS Exit Level Retests||English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies as needed|
*If a student enrolled in grade 8 or below is taking a course for which there is a STAAR end-of-course assessment, that student will be required to take the applicable grade level STAAR assessment and end-of-course assessment.
**If a student is repeating grade 12 in 2014-15. TAKS is still the assessment graduation requirement.