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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 will not be 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.
Burnet CISD State Assessment Dates