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Assessment Calendar - TEA
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STAAR Resources
STAAR logoIn spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The STAAR program includes annual assessments for grades 3–8 in reading and mathematics; assessments in writing at grades 4 and 7; in science at grades 5 and 8; and in social studies at grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history. Additionally, STAAR EOC assessments for English III and Algebra II will be administered on a voluntary basis beginning in spring 2016.

The resources on this website provide information to familiarize Texas educators and the public with the design and format of the STAAR program. The information is intended to help educators understand how the new STAAR program measures the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards. These resources are intended to support, not narrow or replace, the teaching of the state-mandated curriculum, the TEKS..
Student Assessment Resources
The Student Assessment Division manages and oversees the development, administration, scoring, and analysis of the Texas assessment program which includes the following assessments:

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™)
STAAR Modified
STAAR Alternate
Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), including TAKS (Accommodated)
TAKS OOS (Out of School) Registration
For the July 2014 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) exit level tests, TAKS out-of-school (OOS) examinees (including former TAAS and TEAMS examinees) who did not test in April must register online at Registration for the July exit level tests opens April 28, 2014, and ends May 23, 2014, at 5:00 PM (CT). Examinees can continue to register at a participating campus on the day of testing, if the campus can accommodate them. A list or participating campuses can be found at

The July TAKS exit level tests will be administered as follows:

July 7, 2014 (English language arts)
July 8, 2014 (mathematics)
July 9, 2014 (science)
July 10, 2014 (social studies)
TEA Correspondence - 5th and 8th Math Testing 2015

Spring 2015 testing date changing for STAAR grades 5 and 8 mathematics

TEA Testing Calendar 2013-2014