Meyer > STAAR Information
Click here to view a letter about STAAR testing from Lamar CISD superintendent Dr. Randle.
Haga clic aquí para leer esta carta en español.
From the Texas Education Agency:
Beginning in spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) will replace the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The STAAR program at grades 3–8 will assess the same subjects and grades that are currently assessed on TAKS. At high school, however, grade-specific assessments will be replaced with 12 end-of-course (EOC) assessments: Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, biology, chemistry, physics, English I, English II, English III, world geography, world history, and U.S. history.
STAAR is a more rigorous testing program. It emphasizes "readiness" standards, which are the knowledge and skills that are considered most important for success in the grade or course subject that follows and for college and career. STAAR will contain more test questions at most grades than did TAKS assessments. The high school assessments will move from grade-based tests to course-based exams. For the first time, the state's assessments will have a time limit. Students will have four hours to complete each exam.
Students will typically spend two to five days out of the 180-day school year taking the STAAR tests. Additional testing days will be available for students who must pass the test to be promoted to the next grade or to graduate from high school.
Please click here to be redirected to the STAAR Resources page on the Texas Education Agency website.
Final STAAR test scores will not be released until January 2013.
While we will not know if your child has officially met passing standards until next year, you should have received the STAAR raw scores for your child with his/her final report card. If you did not receive this data or have questions regarding the report, please call the Meyer office at (832) 223-2000.