Spring STAAR testing begins April 8

HISD students in grades 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10 will be taking portions of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) beginning Monday, April 8. 

Students in grades 4 and 7 will be taking the writing portions, while students in grades 5 and 8 will be taking the math and reading portions. High-school students who are currently enrolled in or have completed English I and II will be taking the end-of-course (EOC) exam associated with that subject. 

The first spring test administration concludes on Thursday, April 18. Additional testing will take place in May and June. 

Results for the first round of testing in April are due back for grades 5 and 8 by April 29. English I and II results will be reported on May 29, and grades 4 and 7 writing tests by June 11.  

Questions? Visit HISD’s updated STAAR website, which has a complete schedule of spring testing dates, a list of FAQs, sample test questions, and other resources, including how to prepare your child for testing and how to combat test anxiety. Many of the documents are available in Spanish, Vietnamese and Arabic as well.