STAAR - State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR-pronounced "star") replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) starting in the 2011-2012 school year.
STAAR measures college readiness
STAAR is administered grades 3 - 11
STAAR includes 5 end-of-course assessments at the high school level
To familiarize yourself with this testing system, visit the links for elementary, middle and high school depending on your student’s age. You may also want to look ahead to the next level’s information to better prepare your child for academic success. If your child receives special education services or is an English Language Learner, visit the Special Populations link.
The STAAR Resources link provides links to other materials that will further acquaint you with the STAAR testing system and its requirements. You can also contact your child’s school counselors for more information.
This website was updated March 27, 2014.