STAAR A Resources Archive
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) A, an accommodated version of STAAR, was offered as an online assessment in the same grades and subjects as STAAR. It was administered for the last time in December 2016. The passing standards for STAAR A were the same as any STAAR test. STAAR A provided embedded supports designed to help students with disabilities access the content being assessed. These embedded supports included visual aids, graphic organizers, clarifications of construct-irrelevant terms, and text-to-speech functionality. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) archived the files listed below because they were obsolete. To view current materials, please visit the Information on the State Assessments for Students with Disabilities page.
Overview of STAAR A
Several resources were provided to assist educators in understanding and explaining to parents STAAR A. A link to the STAAR Resources webpage is provided since STAAR A is also the general assessment and shared the same assessed curriculum, test blueprints, academic achievement standards, progress measures, and other resources as STAAR.
- Educator Guide for STAAR A
- Parent Guide for STAAR A
- Parent Guide for STAAR A Spanish
- STAAR Resources
- STAAR A Accommodation Guidelines (PDF posted 01/11/16)
- Information about Your Child’s STAAR A Test Results (PDF posted 04/21/15)
- Información de los resultados de su hijo en la prueba STAAR A (PDF posted 04/21/15)
Student Eligibility Requirements
A student must have met STAAR A eligibility requirements for each applicable subject-area assessment in order to take STAAR A.
- STAAR A Eligibility Criteria–English (PDF posted 09/29/14)
- STAAR A Eligibility Criteria–Spanish (PDF posted 10/24/14)
Links to resources used to train educators and students on STAAR A.
- 2016 STAAR A Non-Secure Front Matter Paper Administration Guide (PDF posted 11/30/16)
- 2016 STAAR A Updates (PDF posted 02/09/16)
- 2016 STAAR A Updates (PPT posted 02/09/16)
- STAAR A Statewide Summary Reports (embedded in STAAR statewide summary reports)
- STAAR A Raw Score Conversion Tables (embedded in STAAR raw score conversion tables)