STAAR is the state’s testing program and is based on state curriculum standards in core subjects including reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.
STAAR tests are designed to measure what students are learning in each grade and whether or not they are ready for the next grade. The goal is to ensure that all students receive what they need to be academically successful. Meeting these individual student needs depends greatly on schools, parents, and community members working together.
STAAR ALT 2
TEA has developed the STAAR Alternate 2 assessment to meet the federal requirements mandated under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), a federal education law previously known as No Child Left Behind.
STAAR Alternate 2 tests are designed to measure student learning according to academic curriculum and to inform the educational program for each individual student. The goal is to ensure that all students get what they need to be academically successful. Meeting these individual student needs depends greatly on schools, parents, and community members working together.
Which students will take the STAAR or STAAR Alt Tests?
All public school students in Texas, grades 3–12, take STAAR tests.
Students who have been determined to have a significant cognitive disability and meet the state's participation requirements for STAAR Alternate 2. Texas has adopted a definition of significant cognitive disability that can be found here.
When will students take the STAAR/STAAR ALT 2 Exams?