State-Developed STAAR Interim Assessments

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Overview of STAAR Interim Assessments

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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has created optional online interim assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Test questions for the STAAR Interim Assessments are developed with Texas teachers and include some former STAAR items. These assessments will be available at no cost to districts and charter schools, and they are not tied to accountability. 

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Coming Soon: 

STAAR Interim Assessments will continue for the 2020-2021 school year. Please check back for more information about available 2020-2021 trainings and updated resources.

Resources

Training Opportunities

Webinar training information for 2020-2021 coming soon!

Opportunity Dates and Subjects for 2020-2021

Districts can register students in the Texas Assessment Management System in the Online Reporting Suite. 

 First testing window

 (Opportunity 1)

 Registration opens:

 August 10, 2020

  

 Assessment window:

 August 17, 2020–March 31 2021

 Second testing window

 (Opportunity 2)

 Registration opens:

 November 2, 2020

  

 Assessment window:

 November 23, 2020–March 31 2021


 The STAAR interim assessments will be available for the following subjects and grade levels:    

 Two testing opportunities (available during Opportunities 1 and 2)

 One testing opportunity (available during Opportunity 2 only)

 grades 3 through 8 reading

 English I

 Spanish grades 3 through 5 reading

 English II

 grades 3 through 8 mathematics

 grade 5 science

 Spanish grades 3 through 5 mathematics

 Spanish grade 5 science

 Algebra I

 grade 8 science

  

 grade 8 social studies

  

 Biology

  

 U.S. History

 STAAR interim assessments include:

 Refreshable Braille

 reading, grade 8 social studies, English I, English II, U.S. History

 Content and Language   Supports

 available for all English and Spanish assessments

 Text-to-Speech  available for all English and Spanish assessments
  • Results from the STAAR interim assessments will be reported in the STAAR Assessment Management System and have been enhanced to include a new online reporting suite. The reporting suite contains district-level, campus-level, and student-level reports. Reports at the student level will include
    • the student’s response to each test question,
    • the TEKS student expectation for each test question, and
    • a pop-up window that shows the test question. 
  • Reports will continue to include data files and percentages representing the statistical probability of achieving “Approaches”, “Meets” and “Masters” grade level expectations on STAAR.
Contact Information

For additional information, contact:

Student Assessment Division
1701 North Congress Avenue
Room 3-122A
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-9536

student.assessment@tea.texas.gov