*Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster
***Due to extraordinary public health and safety circumstances and the closure of schools during the state's testing window inhibiting the ability of the state to accurately measure district and campus performance, the 2020 rating label Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster was issued to all districts and campuses.***
STAAR General Information
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program, which was implemented in spring 2012, includes annual assessments for
- reading and mathematics, grades 3–8
- writing at grades 4 and 7
- science at grades 5 and 8
- social studies at grade 8
At the high school, students in 9th, 10th and 11th grade will be required to take their corresponding end-of-course (EOC) assessments depending on the course work for that year: Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. History.Student Performance
Once students have taken a STAAR assessment they will receive a score indicating their performance. Students will fall in to one of the four categories below:
- Masters - Mastery of the course knowledge and skills is shown - student is on-track for college and career readiness.
- Meets Grade Level - Strong knowledge of course content - student is prepared to progress to the next grade.
- Approaches Grade Level (Considered Passing)- Some knowledge of course content, but may be missing critical elements - student needs additional support in the coming year.
- Did Not Meet Grade Level - No basic understanding of course expectations is shown - student may need significant support in the coming year.
UPDATE: An amended version of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), §101.4002, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness End-of-Course Substitute Assessments, is now effective as of February 23, 2020. The adopted rule requires a student who chooses to use a substitute assessment to meet graduation requirements to take the corresponding State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) end-of-course (EOC) assessment at least once for federal testing and accountability purposes. See TEA's flowchart.
A student is eligible to use a substitute assessment as provided in the Substitute Assessment Standards. A student who is eligible to substitute an approved assessment as specified in the standards is responsible for providing an official copy of his or her scores from that assessment to their counselor. The counselor will send a copy of the assessment scores to the Campus Testing Coordinator (CTC). The CTC and District Testing Coordinator will verify the student's score on the substitute assessment and determine whether the student met the performance standard required. The Campus Testing Coordinator will notify the student and parents if the student has met the performance standard.
Visit TEA website for more information