About STAAR Grades 3–8 and EOC
STAAR grades 3–8 and EOC assessment includes annual assessments in the following subjects and grades:
- reading and mathematics, grades 3–8
- writing at grades 4 and 7
- science at grades 5 and 8
- social studies at grade 8
- EOC assessments for Algebra I, English I, English II, biology and U.S history
Beginning in spring 2016, STAAR EOC Algebra II and English III will be available for districts to administer on an optional basis as postsecondary readiness measures.
STAAR Spanish is available for English language learners (ELLs) in grades 3–5 for whom an assessment in Spanish provides the most appropriate measure of academic progress. Language proficiency assessment committees (LPACs) are responsible for making assessment decisions for ELLs, and must make and document test participation decisions in accordance with STAAR program requirements.
For additional information, visit the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee Resources web page located on the TEA website.
STAAR L is a linguistically accommodated English version of the STAAR grades 3–8 and EOC mathematics, science, and social studies assessments. STAAR L is provided for ELLs. ELL students must meet participation requirements for a substantial degree of linguistic accommodation in these subject areas.
For additional information, visit the STAAR L Resources web page located on the TEA website.
STAAR A, an accommodated version of STAAR, is offered as an online assessment in the same grades and subjects as STAAR. The passing standards for STAAR A are the same as any STAAR test. STAAR A will provide embedded supports designed to help students with disabilities access the content being assessed.
For additional information, visit the STAAR A Resources web page located on the TEA website.
For More Information
More information about the development, design, and format of the STAAR program, and how the STAAR program measures the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards can be found on the STAAR Resources web page located on the TEA website.
Confidential Student Reports
Access Confidential Student Reports for all assessments in the Texas Assessment Student Portal.