STAAR® Resources

 

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 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

 

    STAAR® Specific Resources

     
    •  Assessed Curriculum
      •  Grades 3–8 English 
      •  Grades 3–5 Spanish 
      •  EOC 
    •  Blueprints
      •  Grades 3–8 English 
      •  Grades 3–5 Spanish 
      •  EOC 
    •  Mathematics
      • Assessing Process Skills
      • Calculator Policy
      • Graph Paper
      • Griddable Item Format
      • Reference Materials
      • Performance Level Descriptors     
    •  Performance Standards
     
          

    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 I | Geometry | Algebra II Algebra I | Geometry | Algebra II
    Science Biology | Chemistry | Physics Biology | Chemistry | Physics
    Social Studies World Geography |
     World HistoryU.S. History
     World Geography |
     World HistoryU.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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