STAAR Resources

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

 

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) program, implemented in spring 2012, includes annual assessments for:

  • mathematics at grades 3–8
  • reading language arts (RLA) at grades 3-8
  • science at grades 5 and 8
  • social studies at grade 8
  • end-of-course (EOC) assessments for Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, and U.S History.

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 TEKS curriculum.

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 Language Arts
  • Dictionary Policy
  • Blueprint and Test Design
  • Performance Level Descriptors
  • Rubrics
  • Scoring Guides
Released Test Questions
  • Answer Keys
  • Test Forms
  • Item Rationales
  • 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
  • Educator Guides


Grades 3–8 Assessments

  Assessed Curriculum Blueprint Released Test Questions
Grade 3 Mathematics | RLA Mathematics | RLA

Released Test Questions

Grade 4 Mathematics | RLA ​​​​Mathematics | RLA
Grade 5 MathematicsRLA | Science MathematicsRLA | Science
Grade 6 Mathematics | RLA  Mathematics | RLA
Grade 7 Mathematics | RLA Mathematics | RLA 
Grade 8 Mathematics | RLA | Science | Social Studies Mathematics | RLA | Science | Social Studies

 

Grades 3–5 Spanish Assessments

  Assessed Curriculum Blueprint Released Test Questions
Grade 3 Mathematics | RLA  Mathematics | RLA Released Test Questions
Grade 4 Mathematics | RLA  Mathematics  | RLA
Grade 5  MathematicsRLA | Science MathematicsRLA | Science

EOC Assessments

  Assessed Curriculum Blueprint Released Test Questions
Mathematics Algebra I

2022 Algebra I

2023 Algebra I 

 
Reading Language Arts

2022 English I | 2022 English II

2023 English I   2023 English II

2022 English I | 2022 English II

2023 English I | 2023 English II

 

Released Test Questions

Science Biology  

2022 Biology

2023 Biology

Social Studies U.S. History

2022 U.S. History

2023 U.S. History

 

Resources to Support New Question Types


Special Populations

The STAAR program includes assessments that address students receiving special education services and also for emerging bilinguals (EBs) who meet particular participation requirements.