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State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

State Curriculum Standards - TEKS

The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), comprise the state-mandated curriculum guidelines that establish what every student, from elementary school through high school, should know and be able to do. They were developed to comply with ยง28.002(c) and (d) of the Texas Education Code.

What is STAAR?

STAAR (State Assessment of Academic Readiness) is the  state assessment program that began in the spring of 2012. STARR is the acronym for The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness and replaced (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) TAKS.

Do all kids take STAAR?

Due to statewide school closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, STAAR tests were not administered in the spring of 2020.

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program, which was implemented in spring 2012, includes annual assessments for

  • reading and mathematics, grades 3โ€“8
  • writing at grades 4 and 7
  • science at grades 5 and 8
  • social studies at grade 8
  • end-of-course (EOC) assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history.

What happens if my student doesn't pass STAAR?

For students in grades 5 and 8, the Reading and Math assessments must be passed for promotion to the next grade level. A total of three attempts are available for students in these grade levels to maximize options for preparing and retaking tests if needed. For the spring of 2021, this requirement is waived due to COVID-19, so only one test administration will be offered, and it will not be tied to grade level promotion.
Students in high school must pass the End of Course STAAR exams listed above as a part of graduation requirements. Retests are allowed in December, May, and summer of each year.
Students in all other grade levels are required to take the STAAR test, but their promotion is not tied to passing assessments. Students who do not perform satisfactorily will have required participation in academic interventions in the summer and/or during the following school year.
Burnet CISD State Assessment Dates