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 CurriculumBlueprintReleased Test Questions
      Grade 3Reading|MathematicsReading | Mathematics  

       

       

      Released TestQuestions

      Grade 4Reading|Mathematics|WritingReading |Mathematics| Writing
      Grade 5Reading|Mathematics |ScienceReading | Mathematics | Science
      Grade 6Reading| MathematicsReading | Mathematics
      Grade 7Reading| Mathematics| WritingReading |Mathematics| Writing
      Grade 8Reading| Mathematics | Science |
      Social Studies
      Reading | Mathematics | Science |
      Social Studies

      Grades 3–5 Spanish Assessments

       Assessed CurriculumBlueprintReleased Test Questions
      Grade 3Reading | MathematicsReading | MathematicsReleased Test Questions
      Grade 4Reading | Mathematics | WritingReading | Mathematics | Writing
      Grade 5Reading | Mathematics | ScienceReading | Mathematics | Science

      EOC Assessments

       Assessed CurriculumBlueprintReleased Test Questions
      English Language ArtsEnglish I | English II | English IIIEnglish I | English II | English III

       

      Released Test Questions

      MathematicsAlgebra I |Algebra IIAlgebra I |Algebra II
      ScienceBiology  Biology
      Social StudiesU.S. 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
      1701 North Congress Avenue
      Room 3-122A
      Austin, Texas 78701
      (512) 463-9536

      student.assessment@tea.texas.gov

      Page last modified on 12/11/2014 10:09:32 AM.