STAAR Resources

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

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外国成人视频The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program, which was implemented in spring 2012, includes annual assessments for

  • reading and mathematics, grades 3–8
  • writing at grades 4 and 7
  • science at grades 5 and 8
  • social studies at grade 8
  • end-of-course (EOC) assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history.

外国成人视频Beginning in spring 2016, STAAR English III and Algebra II will be available for districts to administer as optional assessments.

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 curriculum, the TEKS.

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 (Grades 3–8)
  • Dictionary Policy
  • Test Design Schematic
  • Performance Level Descriptors
Released Test Questions
  • Test Forms
  • 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
  • Test Security Supplement
Writing and English I, II, III
  • Dictionary Policy
  • Example of Lined Page
  • Example of Response Box
  • Rubrics
  • Scoring Guides
  • Test Design Schematics
  • Performance Level Descriptors


Grades 3–8 Assessments

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

 

 

Released Test Questions

Grade 4 Reading | Mathematics | Writing Reading | Mathematics | Writing
Grade 5 Reading | Mathematics | Science Reading | Mathematics | Science
Grade 6 Reading | Mathematics Reading | Mathematics
Grade 7 Reading | Mathematics | Writing Reading | Mathematics | Writing
Grade 8 Reading | Mathematics | Science |
Social Studies 
Reading | Mathematics | Science |
Social Studies 

Grades 3–5 Spanish Assessments

  Assessed Curriculum Blueprint Released Test Questions
Grade 3 Reading | Mathematics Reading | Mathematics Released Test Questions
Grade 4 Reading | Mathematics | Writing Reading | Mathematics | Writing
Grade 5 Reading | Mathematics | Science Reading | Mathematics | Science

EOC Assessments

  Assessed Curriculum Blueprint Released Test Questions
English Language Arts English I | English II | English III English I | English II | English III

 

Released Test Questions

Mathematics Algebra I | Algebra II Algebra I |Algebra II
Science Biology   Biology
Social Studies U.S. History U.S. History 

 

Special Populations

The STAAR program includes assessments that address students receiving special education services and also for English learners (ELs) who meet particular participation requirements.