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STAAR — the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness — is the state-mandated testing program for students in grades 3 through 12. In elementary and middle school, assessments are designed to evaluate progress and to make sure youngsters are meeting grade-level expectations. In high school, tests measure whether students are on track for graduation and to pursue college, workforce training, and careers successfully. Five high school end-of-course exams — in Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History — must be passed before a student can graduate.
 

  • Elementary School

    The STAAR assessments in grades 3-5 focus on content taught during the current academic year rather than knowledge and skills learned over multiple years.

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  • Middle School

    The STAAR assessments in grades 6 through 8 focuses on content taught during the current year rather than knowledge and skills learned over multiple years.

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  • High School

    The STAAR EOC (End-of-Course) assessments test high school students’ mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a given course and determine college and career readiness.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    See previously answered questions from other HISD parents, students, and community members.

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  • Special Populations

    The STAAR is available in a variety of formats to serve students who are in the special education program or who are English language learners (ELL).

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  • Combating test anxiety

    What causes test anxiety? How does your body feel? Click here to get tips for combating test anxiety

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