STAAR Resources

General Resources | Specific Resources | Assessed Curriculum | Blueprints | Released Tests

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The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program, which was implemented in spring 2012, 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 (EOC) assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history.

Beginning in spring 2016, STAAR English III and Algebra II will be available for districts to administer as optional assessments.

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 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
     
    Progress Measures  
    • STAAR Progress Measure
    • STAAR On-Track Measure
    • ELL Progress Measure
     
    Raw Score Conversion Tables
    Raw Score Conversion Tables
     
    Reading (Grades 3–8)
    • Dictionary Policy
    • Test Design Schematic
    • Performance Level Descriptors
     
    Released Test Questions
    • Test Forms
    • Sample Questions
     
    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
     
    Test Administration
    • District and Campus Coordinator Manual
    • Test Administrator Manuals
    • Test Security Supplement
     
    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 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
    Grade 6 Reading | Mathematics Reading | Mathematics
    Grade 7 Reading | Mathematics | Writing Reading | Mathematics | 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 Curriculum Blueprint Released Test Questions
    English Language Arts English I | English II | English III English I | English II | English III

     

    Released Test Questions

    Mathematics Algebra I | Algebra II Algebra I |Algebra II
    Science Biology   Biology
    Social Studies U.S. History U.S. History 

     

    Special Populations

    The STAAR program includes assessments that address students receiving special education services and also for English learners (ELs) who meet particular participation requirements.