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The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR®, is the state testing program that was implemented in the 2011–2012 school year. The Texas Education Agency (TEA), in collaboration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and Texas educators, developed the STAAR program in response to requirements set forth by the 80th and 81st Texas legislatures. STAAR is an assessment program designed to measure the extent to which students have learned and are able to apply the knowledge and skills defined in the state-mandated curriculum standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Every STAAR question is directly aligned to the TEKS currently implemented for the grade/subject or course being assessed. The STAAR program includes STAAR and STAAR Spanish. There are large print, braille, paper, and online versions of STAAR with and without designated supports.

Grades, Subjects and Courses Assessed

STAAR 3rd-8th Grade                             STAAR EOC (9th-12th Grade)

Assessments administered:                                 Assessments administered: 

     - Grades 3rd-8th Mathematics                                           - Algebra I

     - Grades 3rd-8th Reading                                                    - English I

     - Grades 4th and 7th Writing                                              - English II

     - Grades 5th and 8th Science                                              - Biology

     - Grade 8th Social Studies                                                   - US History

     - Algebra I (Eligible testers)

Calendar of Assessments

2023-2024 Student Assessment Testing Calendar

STAAR Study Resources (Grades 3-8)



STAAR Study Resources (Grades 9-12)




Online Education Platform for Content | Newsela 

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Assessment Resources for Students and Parents | Texas Education Agency