Frequently Asked Questions

STAAR OOD (out-of-district) testing allows students who will be away from their home districts for a test administration to take an assessment at a participating district. Assessment results of OOD testers are sent to the students' home districts.

Students who did not meet the passing standard on the first two administrations of a STAAR grade 5 or 8 mathematics or reading assessment and who need to participate in the third administration in a district other than their home district may be registered by the home district for STAAR grades 5 and 8 OOD testing.

Students who will be participating as first-time testers or as retesters in a STAAR end-of-course (EOC) assessment in a district other than their home district may register for STAAR EOC OOD testing.

NOTE: Students testing at a different campus within their home district should NOT register for STAAR OOD testing.

Districts must register students for STAAR grades 5 and 8 OOD testing using the online registration system. Districts can register students, or students can register themselves for STAAR EOC OOD testing using the online registration system. Students may be registered to test in a district other than their home district by clicking the link below.

STAAR EOC OOD Registration Form

Districts should register grades 5 and 8 students online during the June STAAR grades 5 and 8 OOD registration period. Districts should register STAAR EOC students or the students can register themselves online during the appropriate STAAR EOC OOD registration period. Refer to the Calendar of Events for STAAR OOD registration dates.

STAAR EOC OOD Registration Form

The home district should contact the testing district before the date of the test to confirm availability, starting time, and location. As a reminder, students taking an EOC assessment must bring a photo ID on the day of testing.

Students should arrive at an OOD test site at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of the administration. Students taking an EOC assessment must bring a photo ID on the day of testing.

STAAR EOC OOS testing allows examinees who are no longer enrolled in school to take an assessment during a test administration at a participating district. Assessment results of OOS testers are sent to the home addresses provided and to the districts that will be providing examinees their diplomas.

STAAR EOC OOS registration is for:

  • Examinees who have not passed a STAAR EOC assessment and are no longer enrolled in school but have otherwise completed requirements for graduation; or
  • Former TAKS examinees, including TAAS and TEAMS examinees, who have not met their testing requirements for graduation.

STAAR EOC OOS examinees must register to test at a participating campus by completing the online registration form during the registration period for each of the STAAR EOC administrations. A list of STAAR EOC OOS test sites is available for each STAAR EOC administration.

Examinees who do not register online by the deadline may still take the assessment at participating campuses at the testing location's discretion. Examinees should contact the campus well before the testing date to ensure that the campus can accommodate them. Campus personnel will assist with the on-site registration process. Examinees must bring a photo ID.

On the day of testing, examinees should arrive at the test site 30 minutes before the designated testing time. Examinees must present a photo ID, such as a driver's license, DPS ID, military ID, school ID, or resident alien card to test. Examinees will not be allowed to take the test without a photo ID.

Examinees can visit the STAAR Released Test Questions webpage of TEA's Student Assessment Division website to find released test questions for STAAR EOC. Other information that may be helpful for preparing for STAAR EOC OOS testing is available on the STAAR Resources web page.

Accountability refers to the yearly process used by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to evaluate and rate the performance of public school districts and campuses. State accountability ratings are largely based on student results on state assessments. These results are reported on a Consolidated Accountability File (CAF), which includes a record for every student in the state. Separate CAF Files are generated for use at the state, region, and district level.

The TAKS tests are no longer administered. Former TAKS examinees (including former TAAS and TEAMS examinees) must meet the alternate assessment passing scores on the appropriate STAAR end-of-course assessment and/or the appropriate part of the STAAR English II end-of-course assessment (reading or writing). Examinees should contact the school district where they were last enrolled if they have questions about which assessment they need to take.