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STAAR Guide was updated on November 26, 2013

What’s new in STAAR this spring

STAAR is the current Texas testing program for students in grades 3 through 12, designed to assess progress and to make sure youngsters are on track for graduation and/or college and careers. You’ll find information by grade level by navigating this page, but here are new developments you should know. You can click on each item to find out more:

  • 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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Understanding the STAAR test for 2013-14 school year

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