COVID-19 and STAAR Testing

Will there still be STAAR Testing this year?

STAAR testing is scheduled to take place this school year.

STAAR testing in April will test 4th and 7th writing and English 1 and 2.

STAAR testing in May will test 3-8 math and reading, 5 and 8 science, 8th social studies, Algebra 1, Biology and US History.

For High School courses, test takers in May will include any student that still needs to retake the test, or is enrolled in the course for the first time this year. The STAAR EOC tests remain a graduation requirement for these students.

Governor Abbot has waived the passing requirement for 5th and 8th grade math and reading. For grades 3 through 8, STAAR performance will not be used in promotion decisions this year.

Social distancing procedures will be in place for all test sessions. Remote students will be notified by their campus of their scheduled testing date.

For exact testing dates, please visit:

Assessment And Accountability

Assessment and Accountability serves instructional leaders by facilitating state testing. This is accomplished by collecting, analyzing and reporting test results and program data. These tasks support data-driven decisions and targeted planning of instruction. In doing so, we help Southwest increase student success by focusing on accurate and timely data collection, evaluation, and dissemination.

The Southwest ISD testing program, like others in the State of Texas, is primarily determined by the many and varied components of the State assessment program.

Contact Us

We invite you to contact us with any questions you may have. You are also welcome to call 622-4347 to set up a time to visit our office located at 11914 Dragon Lane to discuss the District and/or State testing program.

Student State Test Scores Now Available through Parent Portal

Parents can now access their student's state testing results by clicking on the link to the Texas Assessment Parent Portal located in their Parent Self-Serve account.