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.
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.