STAAR Resources

General Information

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/

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