ASSESSMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY
COVID-19 and STAAR Testing
Will there still be STAAR Testing this year?
STAAR testing is scheduled to take place this school year.
High School students that need to retest will have an opportunity to retake the STAAR test in December. High School students that received credit for their courses in the spring or summer of 2020 have had the testing requirement for those courses waived, and will not take the STAAR test for those courses. For example: if the student received full credit on their transcript for US History in the spring of 2020, they will not need to take the US History test in order to graduate.
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.
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.
For exact testing dates, please visit: https://sites.google.com/swisd.net/assessment/testing-calendar-schedules
Accountability Notices - State Ratings, School Report Cards and More!
Understanding Your Child's STAAR Report Card Video below:
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.
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.