State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

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    The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program, which was implemented in spring 2012, includes annual assessments for

    • reading and mathematics, grades 3–8
    • science at grades 5 and 8
    • social studies at grade 8
    • end-of-course (EOC) assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history.

    The resources presented on this page come from the Texas Education Agency. For more detailed information on specific grade levels or on assessments that address the needs of students receiving special education services and English language learners (ELLs) who meet particular participation requirements, visit: STAAR Resources 

    How is STAAR Different?

    STAAR is a more rigorous testing program. It emphasizes "readiness" standards, which are the knowledge and skills that are considered most important for success in the grade or course subject that follows and for college and career. STAAR will contain more test questions at most grades than did TAKS assessments. The high school assessments will move from grade-based tests to course-based exams. For the first time, the state's assessments will have a time limit. Students will have four hours to complete each exam.

    Testing Scores Summary

    To view a summary of your child’s testing scores at this time, go to:  You will be prompted to enter your child’s Unique Access Code and date of birth before you are given access to your child’s portal.  

    If you need assistance with the Unique Access Code, please call your student's school. 

    How to Help Prepare Your Child

    Access Parent and Student information on practice tests for your student at:

    There, you can scroll down the page to access the practice tests.

Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)

Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS)

  • Performance-Based Monitoring (PBM) staff develops the Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS), an automated data system that reports annually on the performance of school districts and charter schools in selected program areas (bilingual education/English as a second language, career and technical education, certain federal Title programs, and special education). The Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) data is reported at district, region, and state levels.

    Click to view current report.


Last Modified on May 19, 2023