STAAR Resources

 

General Resources | Specific Resources | Assessed Curriculum | Blueprints | Released Tests

STAAR logoIn spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).

 

 The STAAR program includes annual assessments for 

  • Reading and mathematics, grades 3–8
  • Writing at grades 4 and 7
  • Science at grades 5 and 8
  • Social studies at grade 8
  • End-of-course assessments for English I, English II,  Algebra I, biology and U.S history.

Beginning in 2016, TEA will voluntarily administer STAAR EOC assessments for English III and Algebra II.

The resources on this website provide information to familiarize Texas educators and the public with the design and format of the STAAR program. The information should help educators understand how the new STAAR program measures the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards. These resources should support, not narrow or replace, the teaching of the state-mandated curriculum, the TEKS.

STAAR General Resources

Use the links below to find general resources for the STAAR assessment program:

 

    STAAR Specific Resources

    The links below contain specific resources for the STAAR assessment program:

    Mathematics  
    • Assessing Process Skills
    • Calculator Policy
    • Graph Paper
    • Griddable Item Format
    • Reference Materials
    • Performance Level Descriptors    
     
    Performance Standards
    Performance Standards
     
    Raw Score Conversion Tables
    Raw Score Conversion Tables
     
    Reading (Grades 3–8)
    • Dictionary Policy
    • Test Design Schematic
    • Performance Level Descriptors
     
    Released Test Questions
    • Sample Questions
    • Test Forms
     
    Science
    • Assessing Process Skills
    • Calculator Policy
    • Griddable Item Format
    • Reference Materials
    • Performance Level Descriptors
     
    Social Studies
    • Assessing Process Skills
    • Clarification on Social Studies TEKS for State-mandated Assessment
    • Performance Level Descriptors
     
    Statewide Item Analysis Reports  
    Statewide Item Analysis Reports
     
    Statewide Summary Reports
    Statewide Summary Reports
     
    Student Expectations Tested
    Student Expectations Tested
     
    Writing and English I, II, III
    • Dictionary Policy
    • Example of Lined Page
    • Example of Response Box
    • Rubrics
    • Scoring Guides
    • Test Design Schematics
    • Performance Level Descriptors
     

    Grades 3–8 Assessments

     Assessed Curriculum Blueprint Released Test Questions
    Grade 3 Reading | Mathematics   Reading | Mathematics  

     

     

     Released Test Questions

    Grade 4 Reading | Mathematics | Writing ReadingMathematics| Writing  
    Grade 5 Reading | MathematicsScience Reading | Mathematics | Science
    Grade 6 Reading | Mathematics Reading | Mathematics
    Grade 7 Reading | Mathematics | Writing ReadingMathematics | Writing  
    Grade 8 Reading | Mathematics | Science
     Social Studies
     Reading | Mathematics | Science |
     Social Studies

     

    Grades 3–5 Spanish Assessments

     Assessed Curriculum Blueprint Released Test Questions
    Grade 3 Reading | Mathematics Reading | Mathematics   Released Test Questions
    Grade 4 Reading | Mathematics | Writing Reading | Mathematics | Writing
    Grade 5 Reading | Mathematics | Science Reading | Mathematics | Science

     

     EOC Assessments

     Assessed CurriculumBlueprint Released Test Questions
    English Language Arts English I | English II | English III English I | English II | English III

     

      Released Test Questions

    Mathematics Algebra IAlgebra II Algebra IAlgebra II
    Science Biology   Biology
    Social Studies U.S. History U.S. History

     

    Special Education Students and English Language Learners

    The STAAR program includes assessments that address students receiving special education services and also for English language learners (ELLs) who meet particular participation requirements.


    For additional information, contact:

    Student Assessment Division
    (512) 463-9536
     student.assessment@tea.state.tx.us

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