STAAR Test Information
Monday, March 30, 2015 Writing (Grade 4)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Writing(Grade 4)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 -Mathematics (Grades 3rd & 4th)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015- Reading (Grades 3rd & 4th)
All About STAAR
STAAR is the state’s student testing
program. Over the course of the student’s school career, students will
be tested in the core subject areas- reading, writing, mathematics,
science, and social studies. The
STAAR tests for grades 3-8 will cover the same subjects and grade
levels as the previous testing, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and
How Does STAAR Differ from TAKS?
STAAR is more rigorous than previous state tests. STAAR focuses more
deeply on content taught during the current year rather than testing
knowledge and skills learned over multiple years. The STAAR contains
more test questions at each grade level. Also, for the first time since
the state began its standardized testing program, the tests will have a
time limit. Unless a student is eligible for an accommodation, each
student will have four hours to complete each assessment.
assessments have been designed to focus on "readiness" standards, which
are defined as those Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) student
expectations that are not only essential for success in the current
grade or course but also important for preparedness in the next grade or
How will STAAR be scored and reported?
passing standards for the STAAR exams were set in January 2013. The
standards will be phased in over a number of years. Student performance
will fall into one of three categories.
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
Satisfactory Academic Performance
Students who meet this standard are on track to be sufficiently prepared for college courses.
Advanced Academic Performance
Students who meet this standard are on track to be well prepared for college courses.