• HB5

    3rd, 4th & 5th Graders

    Math, Reading, Writing & Science

    The STAAR assessments in grades 3-5 focuses on content taught during the current academic year rather than knowledge and skills learned over multiple years.

    Elementary Testing

    STAAR Tests by Grade Level:

    Grade 3 Reading Mathematics    
    Grade 4 Reading Mathematics Writing  
    Grade 5 Reading Mathematics Science  

    STAAR Time Limits:
    Beginning in 2014, the STAAR and STAAR Modified English I and English II assessments will have a five-hour time limit. All other assessments (STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR L, and STAAR Modified) will have a four-hour time limit. Students must complete the test within the same school day. Campuses should use a clock or a timer to monitor test time. 
    Grade 3 Answer Documents:
    Students taking STAAR grade 3 reading and mathematics assessments will now record their responses on a separate answer document. Grade 3 students will no longer record their answers to test items in a scorable test booklet.
    Impact on Grade Advancement:
    The Student Success Initiative requires that students in grades 5 and 8 pass both the reading and math exams to be promoted to the next grade.