• S.T.A.A.R Tests

    Understanding the Basics of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) for Elementary Students


    3rd – Mathematics & Reading
    4th – Mathematics, Reading & Writing
    5th – Mathematics, Reading & Science

    The STAAR assessments will be more rigorous than previous state tests in several ways. STAAR will include more test questions; one additional writing composition (grade 4); greater emphasis on critical analysis rather than literal understanding; a four-hour time limit; and more open-ended questions in math and science.

    Student performance on STAAR will be described by one of three categories:

    Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
    Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance
    Level III: Advanced Academic Performance


    A Family’s Checklist for STAAR™

     Familiarize yourself with the assessed curriculum, listed by grade level and subject at www.tea.state.tx.us/

     Make the most of the curriculum resources and/or events that may be offered by your student’s school

     Know the STAAR testing dates for your student’s grade level, available at www.neisd.net/test/

     Help your student get a good night’s sleep before the test

     Make sure your student eats a healthy breakfast on the testing day

     Reassure your student that he/she can be successful on STAAR

     View your student’s test results and history through the Student Portal for the Texas Assessment Manage-ment Systems at www.TexasAssessment.com/

     Look ahead to the next grade levels’ requirements to better prepare your child for academic success.

    Types of STAAR™ Assessments

    A student may take one or more STAAR assessment based on his/her eligibility.

    general assessments

    STAAR Spanish: for grades 3-5 in same grade and subject assessed by the general STAAR

    STAAR L: linguistically accommodated