STAAR testing takes place in March and May throughout the entire state of Texas. Below are some quick guidelines about how each grade level is tested. Help your child prepare for the STAAR tests by supporting them academically throughout the year. Be sure they get plenty of sleep and have a good breakfast on the days leading up to the test
Sixth graders are tested in both reading and math during the month of May. Scores are reported in June and will be mailed home to parents when they become available. The 6th grade STAAR tests are only offered once.
Seventh graders take the STAAR test for in reading, math, and writing. The STAAR writing test is administered in March, while the reading and math test is administered in May. Scores are reported in June and will be mailed home to parents when they become available. The 7th grade STAAR tests are only offered once.
Eighth graders take the STAAR test for reading, math, science, and social studies. Students must meet the passing standard for reading and math to be promoted to the next grade level. If 8th grade students do not pass the reading or math test, they will be required to attend SSI (Student Success Initiative) for 10 days to prepare for the next administration of the test. SSI for the third administration will take place in June.
March – First round of reading and math
May – science and social studies* + second round of reading and math (if needed)
June – Third round of reading and math (if needed)
*Scores for the science and social studies tests are reported in June and will be mailed home. The science and social studies test will only be tested once.