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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) 2022

This page answers frequently asked questions about State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) by Teachers, Parents, and Students

What is the assessment conducted at the end of the year in Texas State called?

When did Texas incorporate STAAR as a form of the end of the year assessment?

What is the STAAR testing window for 2022?

Is Writing assessment at grades 4 and 7 administered for 2021-22?

What is the duration of STAAR test?

What are the question types in STAAR test?

How are the performance levels assessed in STAAR?

What is the calculator policy for STAAR test?

How will StepUp® help my child prepare for STAAR test?

What are the resources available to help prepare my child for STAAR Test?


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What is the assessment conducted at the end of the year in Texas State called?

The assessment conducted at the end of the year in Texas State is called State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).
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When did Texas incorporate STAAR as a form of the end of the year assessment?

STAAR assessment tests were implemented in the spring of 2012.
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What is the STAAR testing window for 2022?

The test window for STAAR for the year 2022 is as follows:

Paper Administration Test Date(s):
Grades 3–8 Mathematics: May 10, 2022 (Tue)
Grades 3–8 Reading: May 11, 2022 (Wed)

Online Administration Test Date(s):
Grades 3–8 Mathematics: May 10 – May 20, 2022
Grades 3–8 Reading: May 10 – May 20, 2022
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Is Writing assessment at grades 4 and 7 administered for 2021-22?

Writing assessment at grades 4 and 7 is no longer administered for 2021-2022.
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What is the duration of STAAR test?

The STAAR assessments are designed so that students can complete the 3rd–5th grade assessments in two hours and the 6th–8th grade assessments in three hours. If needed, students can take up to four hours to complete their assessment. The testing time begins after all directions are read to the students. Students may be allowed to take breaks during testing, potentially including breaks for snacks or meals.
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What are the question types in STAAR test?

The question types in STAAR Test for Math include Multiple Choice Questions and Grid In questions. The STAAR ELA reading tests consist of Multiple Choice Questions. Writing tests have mainly MCQs with 1 Constructed Response.
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How are the performance levels assessed in STAAR?

All the units – Reading, Math and Writing are all classified into 4 PLD
  • Did not meet grade level standard
  • Approaches Grade level performance
  • Meets grade level performance
  • Masters grade level performance
  • The passing standard for STAAR assessments is Approaches Grade Level.
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    What is the calculator policy for STAAR test?

    The calculator policy for STAAR test is as follows:
  • Grades 3-7 Math and Grade 5 Science: No calculators allowed
  • Grade 8 Math and Science : Graphing calculator is allowed.
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    How will StepUp® help my child prepare for STAAR test?

    The Lumos StepUp® provides
    (a) Online access to Full-length STAAR Practice Tests.
    (b) Workbooks to practice 30+ Math and 40+ ELA skills.
    (c) Access to parent and student portals.
    (d) Access to Teacher portal.
    (e) Easy-to-use, advanced and real-time reports to help you identify areas of weakness and tailor personalized learning plans for your student.
    (f) Student-centric approach, combined with instant feedback boosts student confidence and improves learning outcomes.
    (g) StepUp® program can be accessed through a number of devices that include PC, tablets, smartphones, and it is available 24×7. This convenience helps enabling anywhere learning.
    The program provides the students, the opportunity to master the standards and also helps them to become familiar with the test through STAAR Rehearsals. To learn more about StepUp program, click on the links below.

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    What are the resources available to help prepare my child for STAAR Test?

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