Assessment, Accountability and School Improvement
Dawn Ayers Rodriguez
Chief of Strategic Initiatives and Accountability
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Strategic Initiatives and Accountability
STAAR is the state’s testing program and is based on state curriculum standards in core subjects including reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.
STAAR tests are given in the spring. The number of tests your child takes each year will depend on what grade he or she is in. Most students will have two to four testing days during the 180-day school year.
STAAR tests are given to students at their own school, in regular classrooms that have been cleared and set up to make it easy to focus on the test. If students have certain special needs and require special accommodations, they may be tested in a different area of the school.
STAAR tests are designed to measure what students are learning in each grade and whether or not they are ready for the next grade. The goal is to ensure that all students receive what they need to be academically successful. Meeting these individual student needs depends greatly on schools, parents, and community members working together.
What is Credit by Exam Without Prior Instruction?
Credit by Exam/Exam for Acceleration provides an opportunity to earn grade level or course credit in which no prior formal instruction was completed.
Test administrations deadlines 2019-20:
Contact your child’s school to learn more about Credit by Exam without prior instruction.