State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) in the 2011-2012 school year. New ninth-grade students that entered high school in 2011-2012 and beyond fall under the STAAR testing system and graduation requirements. Current high school students who entered prior to 2011-2012 will remain under the TAKS system and their existing graduation requirements.
STAAR includes more difficult testing methods and requires a higher level of student performance. There is also be a four-hour time limit for the STAAR grades 3–8 assessments and the STAAR EOC assessments.
For more information please visit the STAAR page on the TEA website www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/
Elementary and Jr. High Assessments include:
High School: STAAR will begin for new ninth-graders in 2011-2012 with
5 end-of-course (EOC) exams that will be required for graduation:
Special Populations: STAAR will include additional test formats to
accommodate special education students and English Language Learners: