STAAR stands for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. It was implemented in spring 2012 and includes annual assessments for:
- reading and mathematics, grades 3-8
- writing, grades 4 and 7
- science, grades 5 and 8
- social studies, grade 8
- end-of-course (EOC) assessments, English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology and US History.
Information about STAAR can be found on the Texas Education Agency website: http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/staar/