State Testing

Texas has offered a statewide student assessment since 1980. In the spring of 2012, Texas students began taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams. STAAR includes assessments at grades 3-8 of mathematics, reading, writing, science, and social studies.

STAAR EOC assessments are available Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, US History. All of these are available both on paper and online. STAAR Spanish is available for students in grades 3-5 for whom an assessment in Spanish provides the most appropriate measure of academic progress.

STAAR Spanish is currently administered only on paper. 

The state also offers the STAAR Alternate 2 assessment for students who have significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving special education services. The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) fulfills federal requirements for assessing the English language proficiency of ELs in K-12.

For more information, visit The Texas Education Agency's Student Assessment page.


Accessing State Assessment Scores

Log in to the secure student portal to learn more about your child's score and how to help improve it.


Jennifer "Nikki" Jansky
Director of Student Evaluation and Assessment