State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
Beginning in Spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) will replace the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The STAAR program at grades 3–8 will assess the same subjects and grades that are currently assessed on TAKS. At high school, however, grade-specific assessments will be replaced with 12 end-of-course (EOC) assessments: algebra I, geometry, algebra II, biology, chemistry, physics, English I, English II, English III, world geography, world history, and U.S. history.
The Texas Education Agency has provided information to clarify questions and concerns regarding the STAAR during its initial year of implementation. View the information below to learn more.