State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
Spring 2016


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 2016.

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 put 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.

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Download STAAR Grade Level Tests:
(Grades 3-8)


3rd Grade:  Reading Math
3rd Grade Spanish:  Lectura Matemáticas

4th Grade:  Reading Math Writing
4th Grade Spanish:  Lectura Matemáticas Escritura

5th Grade:  Reading Math Science
5th Grade Spanish:  Lectura Matemáticas Ciencias

6th Grade:  Reading Math

7th Grade:  Reading Math Writing

8th Grade:  Reading Math Science Social Studies


Download STAAR End-of-Course Tests
(High School)


English Language Arts:  English 1 English 2

Math:  Algebra 1

Science:  Biology

Social Studies:  U.S. History


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This information provided as a public service
by former State Representative Scott Hochberg.


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