STAAR Interim Assessments

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State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Interim Assessments are optional, online assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and that help educators monitor student progress and predict student performance on STAAR. These assessments will be available at no cost to districts and open-enrollment charter schools, and they are not tied to accountability. 

Key Dates and Details for 2022–23

Key Dates Details
August 22, 2022  Registration available
November 7, 2022-December 16, 2022 

Administration Window 1: RLA and Math Tests #1 

Grades 3–8 RLA, Spanish grades 3–5 RLA, grades 3–8 mathematics, Spanish grades 3–5 mathematics, Algebra I, English I, and English II 

November 7, 2022-April 14, 2023 

Administration Window 2: Science and Social Studies Tests 

Grade 5 science, Spanish grade 5 science, grade 8 science, grade 8 social studies, Biology, and U.S. History 

January 10, 2023-April 14, 2023 

Administration Window 3: RLA and Math Tests #2 

Grades 3–8 RLA, Spanish grades 3–5 RLA, grades 3–8 mathematics, Spanish grades 3–5 mathematics, Algebra I, English I, and English II 

NOTE: TEA recommends November for Window 1 tests and February for Window 3 tests for the most accurate prediction of STAAR performance.


TEA will offer only one testing opportunity for science and social studies and recommends that these assessments be administered after most TEKS have been covered in the classroom. Unlike TEKS for mathematics and reading, which tend to include similar skills that build in complexity, science and social studies TEKS most often contain discrete skills, facts, and concepts.

Accommodations

Accommodation Availability

Refreshable Braille

Available for RLA, grade 8 social studies, English I, English II, U.S. History

Content and Language Supports

Available for all English and Spanish assessments

Text-to-Speech Available for all English and Spanish assessments

Data Reported

  • Results from the STAAR Interim Assessments will be reported in Cambium's centralized reporting system (CRS). CRS will contain district-level, campus-level, and student-level reports. Reports at the student level will include the following data:
    • The student’s response to each test question,
    • The TEKS student expectation for each test question,
    • A pop-up window that shows the test question,
    • Item-level reporting information, 
    • Reporting Category targets, and
    • Percentages representing the statistical probability of achieving “Approaches,” “Meets,” and “Masters” grade level expectations on STAAR. 
  • Reports will continue to include data files and percentages representing the statistical probability of achieving “Approaches,” “Meets,” and “Masters” grade level expectations on STAAR.

Resources

STAAR Interim Assessments Blueprints 

  • Grades 3-8 Mathematics (coming soon) 

  • Grades 3-8 RLA (coming soon) 

  • Grades 5 and 8 Science (coming soon) 

  • Grade 8 Social Studies (coming soon) 

  • English I and English II (coming soon) 

  • Algebra I (coming soon) 

  • Biology (coming soon) 

  • U.S. History (coming soon) 

Training Materials 

  • STAAR Interim Assessments overview training video (coming soon) 

  • Overview of the Centralized Reporting System (CRS) (coming soon) 

Contact Information

For additional information, contact TEA using the Student Assessment Help Desk or call 512-463-9536. 

 

Campuses or districts that want to share resources created in-house related to STAAR Interim Assessments can send those to: studentassessment@tea.texas.gov.

Resources shared will be available on this page for other districts to access and use.