• STAAR Testing - Middle School

    Grade 6 Reading and MathSTAAR
             6th Grade Math - Monday, May 9, 2016
             6th Grade Reading - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    Grade 7 Reading, Math, and Writing
          7th Grade Writing, Day 1 - Tuesday, March 29, 2016
          7th Grade Writing, Day 2 - Wednesday, March 30, 2016

          7th Grade Math - Monday, May 9, 2016
          7th Grade Reading - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    Grade 8 Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies
          8th Grade Math - Tuesday, March 29, 2016
          8th Grade Reading - Wednesday, March 30, 2016
     
          8th Grade Science - Wednesday, May 11, 2016
          8th Grade Social Studies - Thursday, May 12, 2016
     
    End of Course
          STAAR EOC Biology - May 2-6, 2016 (tbd)
          STAAR EOC Algebra I - May 2-6, 2016 (tbd)

    STAAR Performance Standards

    Level I: UNSATISFACTORY
    Academic Performance
    Level II: SATISFACTORY
    Academic Performance
    Level III: Advanced 
    Academic Performance*

    Performance in this category indicates that students are inadequately prepared for the next grade or course. They do not demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the assessed knowledge and skills. Students in this category are unlikely to succeed in the next grade or course without significant, ongoing academic intervention.

    Performance in this category indicates that students are sufficiently prepared for the next grade or course. They generally demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply the assessed knowledge and skills in familiar contexts. Students in this category have a reasonable likelihood of success in the next grade or course but may need short-term, targeted academic intervention.
    Performance in this category indicates that students are well prepared for the next grade or course. They demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply the assessed knowledge and skills in varied contexts, both familiar and unfamiliar. Students in this category have a high likelihood of success in the next grade or course with little or no academic intervention.

    *Level III Performance on Algebra II and 
    English III EOCs indicates students’ 
    postsecondary readiness.

    Student Success Initiative (SSI) - Impact on Grade Advancement for 5th & 8th Graders 

    Students will take STAAR exams in the spring of this school year. The Student Success Initiative requires that students in grades 5 and 8 pass both the reading and math* exams to be promoted to the next grade. Students in grades 5 and 8 will once again be required to pass STAAR before being promoted to the next grade level. There will be 3 opportunities for students in grades 5 and 8 to meet standard on the reading and math* assessments.  In addition to the initial administrations in early April, 5th and 8th grade students who still need to meet SSI requirements will two additional opportunities as noted below.

    *For the 2014-2015 school year, math will not be included in the Student Success Initiative.  New curriculum is being used and the state has determined that retesting would not be appropriate. 
     
    First Retest Opportunity
    5th/8th Grade Math - Monday, May 9, 2016
    5th/8th Grade Reading - Tuesday, May 10, 2016
     
    Second Retest Opportunity
    5th/8th Grade Math - Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    5th/8th Grade Reading - Wednesday, June 22, 2016