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State Assessments

  The state of Texas administers the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) for mathematics and reading in grades 3-8; science in grades 5 and 8; social studies in grade 8; and Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and US History upon completion of these high school courses. A full explanation of STAAR can be found on the Texas Assessment Management System website,, from the STAAR Test section under the STUDENTS AND FAMILIES tab.    Addition information of interest:

All about STAAR

Understanding Your Child's Scores 

How to Help My Child Prepare

Literacy and Lexile Measures

Mathematics and Quantile Measures

Frequently Asked Questions