High school

  • STAAR 2022 EOC (End-of-Course) assessments for grades 9 – 12

    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. If a student in grade 8 or below is taking a course for which there is a STAAR EOC test, that student will be required to take that particular STAAR EOC assessment. These EOC assessments are for all students graduating after 2014. For more information on graduation requirements, see the State Graduation Requirements page.

    Required high school STAAR EOC (End-of-Course) assessments:

    • Algebra I
    • Biology
    • English I (combined reading/writing)
    • English II (combined reading/writing)
    • U.S. History
    2022 Testing schedule for Grades 9-12
     Math English  Science  Social Studies 
     Algebra I English I  Biology  U.S. History 
      English II    

    The 2022 English I test will be given on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. 
    The 2022 English II test will be given on Thursday, April 7, 2022.
    All make-up English I and II tests must be completed by Friday, April 8, 2022.

    The 2022 Algebra I paper administration test dates are May 3-6, 2022.
    The 2022 Algebra I online administration test dates are May 3-13, 2022.*

    The 2022 Biology paper administration test dates are May 3-6, 2022.
    The 2022 Biology online administration test dates are May 3-13, 2022.*

    The 2022 U.S. History paper administration test dates are May 3-6, 2022.
    The 2022 U.S. History online administration test dates are May 3-13, 2022.*

    *Districts that opt into the extended online testing window may choose to administer online assessments on Monday of the second optional online testing week.

    The Texas Education Agency (TEA) releases two types of test questions for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program—sample questions and test forms. Sample test questions are small subsets of test questions released from the STAAR test banks. These test questions may have been previously administered. A test form is a set of released test questions previously administered together to Texas students that reflects the STAAR test blueprints.
    See this link for all STAAR Released Tests.

    To see all available STAAR resources, visit the STAAR Resources webpage.
    Additional details on STAAR assessments:

    Algebra I

    The STAAR Algebra I test questions incorporate underlying processes and mathematical tools covered in that course. These include numeric and algebraic expressions, describing, graphing, writing and solving linear functions, equations and inequalities. Additional questions include quadratic and exponential functions and equations.


    The STAAR EOC will focus on questions regarding cell structure and function, mechanisms of genetics, biological evolution and classification, biological processes and systems, and interdependence within environmental systems.

    English I and II

    The STAAR EOC includes reading and writing. The writing assessments require students to write one expository essay. The students are also given multiple choice questions that focus on revising and editing. Revising a document will require students have a more in-depth knowledge of sentence structure, patterns, and usage. The reading content includes understanding across genres, and understanding and analysis of literary texts and informational texts.