STAAR

STAAR - State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR - pronounced "star") assesses Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of core content areas.   Texas House Bill 3 (2019) requires all STAAR testing to be conducted online by the 2022-2023 school year.  Northwest ISD has decided to transition to online testing starting the 2020-2021 school year.

The following test will be administered online:

   - Reading and Mathematics, grades 3–8
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Science at grades 5 and 8
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Social studies at grade 8
   - 
End-of-Course (EOC) assessments for- English I, English II, Biology and U.S History


The following tests will continue to be offered paper mode for the 2020-2021 school year.

    - Writing at grades 4 and 7
    - End of Course (EOC) assessments for Algebra I
    - STAAR Alt 2

Student Success Initiative (SSI)

Waiver of the Student Success Initiative Promotion Requirements

In light of past and current impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, SSI promotion/retention and retesting requirements have been waived for the 2020–2021 school year.

Accelerated instruction is still required for students that score at the did not meet level on 5th & 8th Reading and Math in May 2021.


SSI Waiver Information
 
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Resources

Texas Education Agency - STAAR

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