Testing Assessment Information - STAAR

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness
(STAAR)

The STAAR program encompasses STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR L, STAAR A, and STAAR
Alternate 2. STAAR focuses on increasing postsecondary readiness of graduating high school
students and helps to ensure that Texas students are competitive with other students both
nationally and internationally.

  • STAAR grades 3–8 includes assessments of writing, reading, mathematics, science, and
    social studies. STAAR EOC assessments are available for Algebra I, Biology, English I,
    English II, and U.S. history.
  • STAAR Spanish is available in grades 3–5 for each subject area assessed when Spanish
    provides the most appropriate measure of academic achievement.
  • STAAR L is a linguistically accommodated English version of the STAAR grades 3–8 and
    EOC assessments in mathematics, science, and social studies for ELLs who meet
    participation requirements.

STAAR Program Information

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