• Elementary STAAR Testing

    STAAR Testing Website

    Elementary Students Will Participate in the Following Assessments Under STAAR:
    • Grade 3 Reading and Math

    • Grade 4 Reading, Math, and Writing

    • Grade 5 Reading, Math, and Science

    Student Performance

    Students will receive a score on the STAAR testing that will be one of the four ratings below:

    • Masters Grade Level

    • Meets Grade Level

    • Approaches Grade Level

    • Did Not Meet Grade Level

    Time Limits
    TEA established a four (4) hour time limit for both STAAR grades 3-8 assessments and STAAR EOC assessments for the 2012 spring test administration. TEA notes that a four hour time limit should provide sufficient time for the majority of students to complete the test. The rationale for time limits aligns Texas testing practices with other timed state and national assessments, i.e. SAT, ACT and AP examinations. Extended time accommodations for students with unique learning needs will continue to be offered.
    Grade 3 Answer Documents
    Students taking STAAR grade 3 reading and mathematics assessments will now record their responses on a separate answer document. Grade 3 students will no longer record their answers to test items in a scorable test booklet.
    Impact on Grade Advancement
    The Student Success Initiative requires that students in grades 5 and 8 pass both the reading and math exams to be promoted to the next grade.