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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, STAAR End of Course (EOC) tests measure whether or not students are on track for graduation and ready to pursue college, workforce training, and careers successfully. Five high school EOCS — in Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History — must be passed before the student can graduate.
STAAR testing dates for Spring 2017
Click a grade level below for full testing calendar
Elementary School
  • March 28
    Grade 4: Writing
    Grade 5: Mathematics
  • March 29
    Grade 5: Reading
  • March 31
    Deadline for Make-ups
  • May 8
    Grades 3 and 4: Mathematics Grade 5: Mathematics Retest
  • May 9
    Grades 3 and 4: Reading Grade 5: Reading Retest
  • May 10
    Grade 5: Science
  • May 12
    Deadline for Make-ups
  • Middle School
  • March 28
    Grade 7: Writing
    Grade 8: Mathematics
  • March 29
    Grade 8: Reading
  • March 31
    Deadline for Make-ups
  • May 8
    Grade 6 and 7: Mathematics
    Grade 8: Mathematics Retest
  • May 9
    Grade 6 and 7: Reading
    Grade 8: Reading Retest
  • May 10
    Grade 8: Science
  • May 11
    Grade 8: Social Studies
  • May 12
    Deadline for Make-ups
  • HIGH SCHOOL END-OF-COURSE (EOC) EXAMS
  • March 28
    English I
  • March 30
    English II
  • March 31
    Deadline for English I & II Make-ups
  • May 1-5
    Algebra I, Biology, U.S. History
  • May 5
    Deadline for STAAR EOC Make-ups (Algebra I, Biology, U.S. History)
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    • 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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    • 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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