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State Testing Dates

2016-2017 State Testing Dates
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Tests
Tuesday, March 28          STAAR Grade 7  Writing
Tuesday, March 28          STAAR Grades 5 and 8 Mathematics

Wednesday, March 29     STAAR Grades 5,8  Reading
Monday, May 8               STAAR Grades 6-7 Mathematics

Tuesday, May 9             STAAR Grades 6-7 Reading

Wednesday, May 10        STAAR Grades 5,8 Science

Thursday, May 11            STAAR Grade 8 Social Studies

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), which is the criterion-referenced assessment program that has been in place since 2003. The new tests were implemented in the 2011–2012 school year. More information about STAAR can be found at online.

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. Students will be tested in 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.