STAAR Standardized Oral Administration

TEA is offering standardized oral administration (SOA) for the STAAR program as an online option for oral administration. The option is available statewide to eligible students in the following grades and subjects:

  • grade 3 reading and mathematics (English only)
  • grade 4 reading and mathematics (English only) 
  • grade 5 science (English only)
  • grade 6 reading and mathematics
  • grade 7 reading and mathematics
  • grade 8 science and social studies

The SOA forms feature a text-to-speech tool that students can use to hear selected text in test questions, answer choices, and graphics similar to the way it is on the traditional oral administration of a paper assessment. It is expected that all students participating in STAAR SOA complete the tutorial and practice tests prior to taking the assessment.