The Texas Education Agency (TEA) introduced a new student testing system in the 2011-2012 school year called the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) – pronounced “star.” This new test for all students in grades 3-11 replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).


This North East ISD website provides a basic overview of STAAR and specifies which students will be taking the statewide test. (Please note that some high school students will continue to take TAKS until graduation.) Each section of this site includes explanations and videos developed by NEISD using resources and information provided by TEA.


Families should be aware of the specific requirements of STAAR as it pertains to their children. To familiarize yourself with this testing system, visit the tabs for elementary, middle and high school depending on your student’s age. You may also want to look ahead to the next level’s information to better prepare your child for academic success. If your child receives special education services or is an English Language Learner, visit the Special Populations tab.


The Additional Resources tab provides links to other materials that will further acquaint you with the STAAR testing system and its requirements. You can also contact your child’s school counselors for more information.


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This website will be updated as more information from TEA becomes available. The date of revision will appear at the bottom of each page.