In spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).
The STAAR program includes annual assessments for
•Reading and mathematics, grades 3–8
•Writing at grades 4 and 7
•Science at grades 5 and 8
•Social studies at grade 8
•End-of-course assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history.
Beginning in 2016, TEA will voluntarily administer STAAR EOC assessments for English III and Algebra II. Source -- STAAR Resources.
Texas has now released the copies of the state tests in Math, Reading, Writing and Science. All tests are in pdf format.
2014 STAAR RELEASED STATE TESTS
TEA released two types of test questions for the STAAR test - sample questions and test forms. Sample test questions are small subsets of test questions released from the STAAR test banks. These test questions may have been previously administered to Texas students. A test form is a set of released test questions previously administered together to Texas students which reflects the STAAR test blueprints.
TEA will release the first test form administered in the spring for each general STAAR assessment in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and every third year thereafter. Released test questions on this webpage do not represent all the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) student expectations eligible for assessment on STAAR. To see the 2014 released questions
|GRADE||TEST FORMS||ANSWER KEYS|
|3||2014 Reading | 2014 Mathematics||2014 Reading | 2014 Mathematics|
|4||2014 Reading | 2014 Mathematics | 2014 Writing||2014 Reading | 2014 Mathematics | 2014 Writing|
|5||2014 Reading | 2014 Mathematics | 2014 Science||2014 Reading | 2014 Mathematics | 2014 Science|
|CONTENT AREA||TEST FORMS||ANSWER KEYS|
|English Language Arts||2014 English I | 2014 English II||2014 English I | 2014 English II|
|Mathematics||2014 Algebra I||2014 Algebra I|
|Science||2014 Biology||2014 Biology|
|Social Studies||2014 U.S History||2014 U.S. History|
"The Use of TEA Copyrighted Materials
Section 101.4 of the Texas Administration Code (TAC) states, "A representative form of each assessment instrument required under the Texas Education Code, Chapter 39, Subchapter B, shall be made available periodically for public review and for formative student evaluations by school districts." In order to implement this section of the TAC, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) examinations are released to the public each year after all districts have completed testing. Field test items, which are used to build future forms of the test, are not released. Spring 2003 was the first administration of the TAKS tests."
The released TAKS™, SDAA II, RPTE, TAAS™ and end-of-course examinations are available in the following formats: Hard Copy ( Hard copies of the released tests, including the braille versions); Printable Version in Portable Document Format (PDF)
2003–2010 ---->>>> School Year, RELEASED TAKS TESTS (Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Social Studies)
Grades 3-Exit Level --- NEW
TELPAS Reading Released Tests Grades 2–12
New Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) reading tests for grades 2–12 were implemented in the 2007–2008 school year. The spring 2010 tests are the first tests to be released. To view released tests from other testing programs, visit the Released Tests, Answer Keys, and Scoring Guides webpage.
Released Tests–Interactive Online Versions
STAAR L student practice sets consist of 25 items for each STAAR L assessment and are available in the online format so that students may experience test items as they will be presented in the operational administration. There are no administration directions for the practice sets. It is strongly recommended that students complete the appropriate STAAR L online tutorial before accessing the practice sets in order to learn to use the STAAR L linguistic accommodation tools and become familiar with the online testing environment.
Click here for a direct link to the Texas Assessment Division Home Page
STAAR writing samples and scoring guides released
STAAR™ Writing and English I, II, III Resources :State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) resources for grades 4 and 7 writing, English I, English II, and English III assessments.
25 QUESTION EACH PART -- GRADED ONLINE
BIOLOGY--- CHEMISTRY -- PHYSICS -- EARTH SCIENCE
PART 1-- KNOWLEDGE AND CONCEPTS
PART 2- REASONING AND ANALYSIS
TARGET GROUP -- END OF YEAR 8TH GRADE OR ACCELERATED 7TH GRADE -- ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADES