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State Assessments


The Texas Education Agency implemented the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) to measure the extent in which a student has learned and is able to apply the knowledge and skills at each tested grade or course level.  

​STAAR 3-8 Assessments:

  • Reading and mathematics, grades 3–8
  • Writing at grades 4 and 7
  • Science at grades 5 and 8
  • Social studies at grade 8

STAAR (end-of-course) EOC Assessments:

  • English I
  • English II
  • Algebra I
  • Biology
  • U.S History

STAAR Spanish is available for English language learners (ELLs) in grades 3-5 for whom an assessment in Spanish provides the most appropriate measure of academic progress.  STAAR Spanish is available in each subject area assessed by the English version assessments, including all retest opportunities.

STAAR Alternate 2
STAAR Alternate 2 is a standardized item-based assessment administered individually to each eligible student enrolled in grades 3-8 and end-of-course subjects.  STAAR Alternate 2 is administered to eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities who are receiving special education services in the following grades and subjects:

  • grades 3-8 reading
  • grades 3-8 mathematics
  • grades 5 and 8 science
  • grade 8 social studies
  • grades 4 and 7 writing
  • Algebra I, English I, English II, biology, and U.S. history EOC assessments

The Texas Education Agency designed the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) to assess the progress that limited English proficient (LEP) students make in learning the English language.  The assessment components for grades K-1 and 2-12 include the following:

  • Grades K-1
    • Holistically rated assessments from observations of listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Grades 2-12
    • Online listening, speaking and reading tests in six grade clusters: 2, 3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12
    • Holistically rated student writing collections
TEA has developed the TELPAS Alternate assessment to meet the federal requirements mandated under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which requires states to administer an alternate English language proficiency (ELP) assessment for English learners (ELs) with the most significant cognitive disabilities who cannot participate in the general ELP assessment, even with allowable accommodations.


More information may be found on the Texas Education Agency Testing webpage


Parent Portal for STAAR Results

Parents can access their child's STAAR results and other resources by visiting To log into the Parent Portal and view resources, parents will need a Unique Access Code for their child (located at the bottom of the child’s most recent Confidential Student Report) and date of birth.


Click HERE to watch a step-by-step video of how to navigate the Texas Assessment Parent Portal, or click on the flyers below.