Information Regarding STAAR and End-Of-Course (EOC) Requirements
Reporting of student results for the STAAR grades 3–8 assessments will be delayed until January 2013 after the performance standards are set. As this is a transition year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is not setting passing standards for STAAR until that time.
In late January parents will receive Confidential Student Reports (CSRs). Student test results will also be available for use by students and parents via the data portal within the Texas Assessment Management system when scores are received in January. Please contact your campus counselor if you have any questions about this information.
Updated Graduation Requirements for Current 8th, 9th and 10th Grade Students
|STAAR™ - State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
The State of Texas begins a new testing and assessment program with the 2011-2012 school year called State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR™. The standardized testing program includes tests for students in grades 3–12.
The new rigorous program will focus on readiness for success in subsequent grades and courses and, ultimately, for college and career.
What is STAAR™?
STAAR™ is the state’s student testing program. Over the course of their public school career, students will be tested in the core subject areas–reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. The number of tests taken each year will vary from two to four, depending on the grade level.
The STAAR™ tests for elementary and middle school grades will cover the same subjects and grades as the previous testing program, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). At the high school level, 12 End of Course (EOC) assessments will replace grade-specific tests.
Forney ISD presented informational meetings regarding the changes to the state mandated End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments and Graduation requirements. The information pertains specifically to 8th, 9th or 10th grade students.
EOC Scale Scores
EOC/Graduation PowerPoint Presentation
History of Texas Assessment
There are a number of resources available to students and parents regarding STAAR™
testing. Below are links to information posted on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website regarding STAAR™.