1. Will STAAR and STAAR EOC state assessments take place during the 2020 - 2021 school year?
2. Will the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) and TELPAS Alternate administration window be extended for the 2020 - 2021 school year?
Texas to resume STAAR testing
Texas will require students to take the high-stakes STAAR tests in the 2020-21 school year. Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath told State Board of Education members Tuesday, July 1, 2020 that the testing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will include changes including an expanded testing window and an extended period for online testing.