What are the STAAR End-Of-Course Exams?
STAAR stands for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. High school students mst take and pass certain required courses and the end-of-course exams for thos ecourses. The assessments are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), the state curriculum standards. The end-of-course exams are designed to ensure that students are learning the specific course material and are prepared to success in college and/or careers.
Who is required to take STAAR in High School?
Students enrolled in the following courses:
- English I
- English II
- Algebra I
- U.S. History
Will a student who received special education services take the STAAR?
The admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee for a student who received special education services will determine whether the student will take STAAR or STAAR Alternative.
What happens if a student completes the course but does not pass the STAAR EOC Exam?
If a student passes the course but does not pass the EOC exam, the student will take the test again.
*Special Education students will have an ARD to determine re-testing if applicable.
How can I assist my student in preparing for a STAAR assessment?
- Learn more about state assessments and find resources for your child by visiting the Texas Education Agency Texas Assessment webpage at: https://www.texasassessment.gov/families.html
- Practice Tests Login: https://login1.cambiumtds.com/student_core/V33/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?c=Texas_PT
- Find a Book Tool: https://www.texasassessment.gov/find-a-book.html
- STAAR Released Tests: https://tea.texas.gov/student-assessment/testing/staar/staar-released-test-questions
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