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  • STAAR 2019 Assessments for grades 3–5

     

    The STAAR assessments for grades 3 and 4 focus on content taught during the current academic year rather than knowledge and skills learned over multiple years. 
     
     
    The STAAR assessments for grade 5 focuses on content taught during the current academic year rather than knowledge and skills learned over multiple years. Performance on STAAR tests may be used to determine placement in more rigorous pre-Advanced Placement classes in middle school. 
     
    2019 Testing schedule for Grades 3-5: 
     Grade Mathematics Reading Writing Science
     Grade 3 May 13    May 14    
     Grade 4 May 13 May 14 April 9  
     Grade 5 April 9 April 8   May 15
     Grade 5 Retest May 13 May 14  
     
     Grade 5 Retest  N/AN/A    
     
     
    Additional details on STAAR assessments

    There is a four-hour time limit on all tests.

    Math

    The STAAR math incorporates underlying processes and mathematical tools covered in that particular grade. These include numerical representations and relationships, computations and algebraic relationships, geometry and measurement, and data analysis and personal financial literacy.

    Science

    STAAR focuses on concepts and addresses them in depth. Tested content includes matter and energy, force, motion, earth and space, and organisms and the environment. Forty percent of the STAAR tests incorporate scientific investigation, and reasoning.

    Reading

    The STAAR assessment requires both analytical skills and an application of knowledge. Tested content includes understanding across genres, understanding and analysis of literary texts, and informational texts.

    Writing

    The STAAR grade 4 writing assessment requires students to write an expository essay. The students are also given multiple choice questions that focus on revising and editing. Revising a document will require students to have a more in-depth knowledge of sentence structure, patterns, and usage.

    STAAR sample questions (.pdf)
     Grade 3 Reading Mathematics  
     Grade 4 Reading Mathematics Writing
     Grade 5 Reading Mathematics Science