STAAR A Resources

Note STAAR A will be administered for the last time in December 2016; therefore, this webpage will be deleted at that time.

STAAR A, an accommodated version of STAAR©, is offered as an online assessment in the same grades and subjects as STAAR. The passing standards for STAAR A are the same as any STAAR test. STAAR A will provide embedded supports designed to help students with disabilities access the content being assessed. These embedded supports include visual aids, graphic organizers, clarifications of construct-irrelevant terms, and text-to-speech functionality.

 Students receiving the following services may be administered STAAR A in one or more subjects:

  • Students with identified disabilities who are receiving special education services
  • Students identified with dyslexia or a related disorder (as defined in Texas Education Code §38.003) and are receiving Section 504 services

If a student falls into one of these categories and receives accommodations in instruction similar to those found in STAAR A, the STAAR A Eligibility Requirements should be reviewed. Additional eligibility criteria found in this document must be met in order for a student to take STAAR A.

Overview of STAAR A 

Several resources are 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 shares the same assessed curriculum, test blueprints, academic achievement standards, progress measures, and other resources as STAAR.

    Student Eligibility Requirements

    A student must meet STAAR A Eligibility Requirements for each applicable subject-area assessment in order to take STAAR A.

    Training Resources

    Links to resources that should be used to train educators and students on STAAR A.

      Related Resources

      Links to resources that may be related to students with disabilities are located below.