The STAAR program includes assessments for students requiring special education services and English Language Learners. The special assessments include STAAR Alternate 2, STAAR Accommodated and STAAR L.

    For information about how STAAR will affect students who are new to U.S. schools and/or are asylees, please see the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee resources for decision-making guides and relevant forms: www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/ell/lpac/ Please read below to find out more about each adapted STAAR exam and to learn about student eligibility.

    More information about accommodations for students taking STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR L and TELPAS is available at the TEA website:
    STAAR A 
    The STAAR Modified assessments were administered for the last time in the spring of 2014. Beginning in the spring of 2015, there will be a new test version called STAAR Accommodated (STAAR A). For more information about STAAR A please click here
    STAAR Alternate 2
    STAAR Alternate assessments are available for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Students eligible to take STAAR Alternate 2 must take the assessment in all course areas. Click here for more information about STAAR Alternate 2.
    Subjects that may be evaluated using STAAR 3–8 Alternate 2 assessments:
    Grade 3 — Reading and Math
    Grade 4 — Reading, Math and Writing
    Grade 5 — Reading, Math and Science
    Grade 6 — Reading and Math
    Grade 7 — Reading, Math and Writing
    Grade 8 — Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies
    Math — Algebra I
    English — English I and English II
    Science — Biology
    Social Studies — U.S. History
    The STAAR program includes a number of assessments that address needs of English Language Learners who meet particular participation requirements. For grades 3 through 8 and high school, computer-based linguistically accommodated versions of STAAR L have been developed. STAAR L has been tested online since 2013.
    For additional information regarding ELL testing for STAAR, please check the TEA website, http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/ell/ 
    STAAR Spanish
    Spanish versions of STAAR have been developed for grades 3 through 5 in each grade and subject assessed by STAAR English versions. Test development processes have been implemented to ensure that the Spanish-version STAAR tests are linguistically and culturally appropriate for the students tested and comparable to the English-version tests in content, rigor and achievement standards.

    For additional information regarding ELL testing for STAAR, please check the TEA website, http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/ell/

    Test Schedule
    To view the testing calendar online please click here (PDF).