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In 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 grades 3–8 in reading and mathematics; assessments in writing at grades 4 and 7; in science at grades 5 and 8; and in social studies at grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history. Additionally, STAAR EOC assessments for English III and Algebra II will be administered on a voluntary basis beginning in spring 2016.
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 is intended to help educators understand how the new STAAR program measures the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards. These resources are intended to support, not narrow or replace, the teaching of the state-mandated curriculum, the TEKS..
STAAR® General Resources
- Questions and Answers (Coming Soon)
- Printable Document
- Test Administration
- STAAR Progress Measure
STAAR® Specific Resources
Specific Resources for Students Receiving Special Education Services and English Language Learners
The STAAR program includes a number of assessments that address needs of students receiving special education services and English language learners (ELLs) who meet particular participation requirements.
For additional information, contact:
Student Assessment Division