State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) - Spring 2013

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. (Tests are only released once every three years. 2014 tests are not available.)

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:
(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


Staar End-of-Course Tests:
(High school, but can be taken earlier if the course is taken earlier)


English Language Arts Reading:
English 1
Engligh 2
Engligh 3

Math:
Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra 2

Social Studies:
World Geography
World History
U.S. History

English Language Arts Writing:
English 1
Engligh 2
Engligh 3

Science:
Biology
Chemistry
Physics


Each file contains:
  • a cover page that indicates the number of correct answers needed to pass the test and has other general information;
  • the test questions;
  • the answer key; and,
  • the curriculum objectives being tested.
Be sure to read the copyright notice on the cover page.

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