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 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 

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

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

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