STAAR Variables, Formats, and Descriptions

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The links in the table below open files with information on the variables used by the STAAR Aggregate Data System.  The variable naming schemes are available as an Excel or text file for each year.  The text files can be opened in Notepad. To open the Excel files, the Microsoft Download Center website has an Excel Viewer that you can download for free.

 Year  Excel Version  Text Version
2021

Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

English I | English II
Algebra I | Biology | U.S. History

Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

English I | English II 
Algebra I | Biology | U.S. History

 2019

Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5  
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8  

English I | English II 
Algebra I | Biology | U.S. History  

Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

English I | English II
Algebra I | Biology | U.S. History

2018 Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

English I | English II 
Algebra I | Biology | U.S. History
Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

English I | English II 
Algebra I | Biology | U.S. History
 2017 Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

English I | English II 
Algebra I | Biology | U.S. History
Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

English I | English II 
Algebra I Biology | U.S. History
 2016 Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

English I | English II 
Algebra I | Biology | U.S. History
Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

English I | English II 
Algebra I | Biology | U.S. History
2015 Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

English I
| English II 
Algebra IBiology | U.S. History
Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 

English I | English II 
Algebra I | Biology | U.S. History
2014 Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

English I | English II 
Algebra IBiology | U.S. History 
Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 

English I | English II 
Algebra I | Biology | U.S. History 

 

 

2013

2012

Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 

English I Reading | English II Reading |
English III Reading
English I Writing  | English II Writing  |
English III Writing

Algebra I | GeometryAlgebra II
Biology | Chemistry | Physics
World Geography | World History | U.S. History

Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5
Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 

English I Reading | English II Reading |
English III Reading
English I Writing  | English II Writing  |
English III Writing

Algebra IGeometryAlgebra II 
Biology | Chemistry | Physics
World Geography | World History | U.S. History