Beginning in the Spring of 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test. The STAAR program at grades3-8 assesses the same subjects and grades that were assessed on TAKS.
At high school, however grade-specific assessments were replaced with end-of-course exams includes: Algebra I, Biology, U. S. History, English I (Reading and Writing), English II (Reading and Writing). 5 exams in total.
Questions about STAAR may be directed to Ms. Christina Alvarado, District Testing Coordinator, at 361-547-3378. For additionalinformation, go to the Texas Education Agency website at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/