State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
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 2017. (STAAR tests for 2018 have not yet been made public.)
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.
The Texas Education Agency also provides a web site about the STARR tests with help for parents and educators. Click here for this helpful site.
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.
Each file contains:
- a cover page that shows the number of correct answers needed to pass the test, the time limit, and other general information;
- the test questions;
- the answer key;
- for grades 3-8 math and reading tests, reasons to choose each correct answer;
- for writing and English tests, the grading guides for written compositions; and,
- the curriculum objectives being tested by each question.
Download STAAR Grade Level Tests:
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
English Language Arts: English 1 English 2
Math: Algebra 1
Social Studies: U.S. History
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