The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR tests) are standardized tests taken by most Texas public school students in spring of each year during grades 3-12. This page contains the actual released tests, answer keys, and curriculum objectives tested during 2013.
Each question on each test corresponds to a specific objective in the curriculum. The answer key for each test lists the corresponding curriculum objective for each question. For each subject and grade level, we have compiled the test, the answer key, and the list of curriculum objectives into one package, so you don't have to hunt all the pieces down one-by-one.
These files are compiled from public information made available by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the state agency that administers the testing program. The files are also available separately on the TEA web site, where you will also find much additional information about Texas schools.
If you would like to see how any public or charter school in Texas performed on recent TAKS tests, click here. Sorry, but there is no similar comparative measure for private schools.
Please note: TEA has announced that the passing scores for the 2012-13 school year will remain in effect for the 2013-14 school year. The increases in passing scores for the 2013-14 school year, shown on the cover page of each test booklet, will not take effect.
Staar Grade Level Tests:
Staar End-of-Course Tests:
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Be sure to read the copyright notice on the cover page.
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STAAR tests are written, distributed, and scored by NCS Pearson, Inc., under a contract with the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The State Auditor's Office recently released an audit of TEA's administration of the contract. If you're interested, here's a copy.
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