The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) is a state-mandated standardized test administered in Texas public schools to students who were first time ninth-graders in or prior to the 2011 school year.

The passing standard for all TAKS tests is a score of 2100 or better.

11th graders are tested in all four core subjects. This is the Exit-Level test, meaning that students must pass all four sections in order to graduate. The ELA test is in March; the other three tests are at the end of April.

12th graders only take the TAKS test if they failed one or more sections of the 11th grade, Exit-Level test. Opportunities to re-test on all four sections are in July, October, March, and late April.

To see what the test looks like, and to practice, get released tests at: http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/taks/released-tests/


Students who were first time ninth-graders in or after the 2012 school year will be tested on STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) exams in five subjects between 9th and 11th grade. Students will take the test in each subject during the year they are enrolled in that course. The five subjects being tested are:

  • English 1 and English 2 Reading and Writing (beginning Spring 2014 the Reading and Writing tests will be combined)
  • Algebra 1
  • Biology
  • U.S. History

More information will be posted here as it become available.