STAAR Interim Assessments

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State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Interim Assessments are optional, online assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and that help educators monitor student progress and predict student performance on STAAR. These assessments will be available at no cost to districts and open-enrollment charter schools, and they are not tied to accountability. 

Key Dates and Details for 2022–23

Key Dates Details
August 22, 2022  Registration available
November 7, 2022-December 16, 2022 

Administration Window 1: RLA and Math Tests #1 

Grades 3–8 RLA, Spanish grades 3–5 RLA, grades 3–8 mathematics, Spanish grades 3–5 mathematics, Algebra I, English I, and English II 

November 7, 2022-April 14, 2023 

Administration Window 2: Science and Social Studies Tests 

Grade 5 science, Spanish grade 5 science, grade 8 science, grade 8 social studies, Biology, and U.S. History 

January 10, 2023-April 14, 2023 

Administration Window 3: RLA and Math Tests #2 

Grades 3–8 RLA, Spanish grades 3–5 RLA, grades 3–8 mathematics, Spanish grades 3–5 mathematics, Algebra I, English I, and English II 

NOTE: TEA recommends November for Window 1 tests and February for Window 3 tests for the most accurate prediction of STAAR performance.


TEA will offer only one testing opportunity for science and social studies and recommends that these assessments be administered after most TEKS have been covered in the classroom. Unlike TEKS for mathematics and reading, which tend to include similar skills that build in complexity, science and social studies TEKS most often contain discrete skills, facts, and concepts.

Accommodations

Accommodation Availability

Refreshable Braille

Available for RLA, grade 8 social studies, English I, English II, U.S. History

Paper Braille

Not available for Window 1

Materials for Window 2 science and social studies interims and Window 3 math and RLA will be available in 2023.

Content and Language Supports

Available for all English and Spanish assessments

Text-to-Speech Available for all English and Spanish assessments

 

Data Reported

  • Results from the STAAR Interim Assessments will be reported in Cambium's centralized reporting system (CRS). CRS will contain district-level, campus-level, and student-level reports. Reports at the student level will include the following data:
    • The student’s response to each test question,
    • The TEKS student expectation for each test question,
    • A pop-up window that shows the test question,
    • Item-level reporting information, 
    • Reporting Category targets, and
    • Percentages representing the statistical probability of achieving “Approaches,” “Meets,” and “Masters” grade level expectations on STAAR. 
  • Reports will continue to include data files and percentages representing the statistical probability of achieving “Approaches,” “Meets,” and “Masters” grade level expectations on STAAR.

* During the school year 2022-2023, STAAR Interim Assessments will predict students’ performance on STAAR through an algorithm that has been calibrated using the existing STAAR performance standards. Because new standards will be set after the Spring 2023 STAAR test administration, educators should exercise caution when interpreting these predictions. Predictions are one of multiple data points to consider when determining which students need additional support

Resources

STAAR Interim Assessments Blueprints 

Use the link below to access STAAR Interim blueprints for the following:

  • Grades 3-8 Mathematics
  • Grades 3-8 RLA

  • Grades 5 and 8 Science

  • Grade 8 Social Studies

  • English I and English II  

  • Algebra I 

  • Biology 

  • U.S. History

Download STAAR Interim Blueprints

Training Materials 

Contact Information

For additional information, contact TEA using the Student Assessment Help Desk or call 512-463-9536. 

 

Campuses or districts that want to share resources created in-house related to STAAR Interim Assessments can send those to: studentassessment@tea.texas.gov

Resources shared will be available on this page for other districts to access and use.