6th, 7th & 8th Graders
Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies & Science
The STAAR assessments in grades 6 through 8 focuses on content taught during the current year rather than knowledge and skills learned over multiple years.
Middle School Testing
STAAR Tests by Grade Level:
Grade 6 Reading Mathematics Grade 7 Reading Mathematics Writing Grade 8 Reading Mathematics Science Social Studies
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.
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.