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/
Link to Student Data Portal - https://www.texasassessment.com/
The access code is on the bottom of the STAAR Report Card and is the same code for every year.
Click on Lookup Student Access Code if you do not know your child's Access Code. Enter your child's first name, PEIMS ID and birth date to find your child's access code. The PEIMS ID number is your child's Social Security Number. If you did not submit your child's SSN to the campus then your child was given a State ID or S code. Your child's campus registrar will have your child's State ID or S Code. It is not your child's local ID.
STAAR Results can also be found in txConnect. Log in the same as accessing grades and there will be a tab titled "Assessment".
NEW PERFORMANCE LABELS
In addition, the redesigned Report Card will include the new performance labels. The table below provides the change from the old performance labels to the new performance labels. See link above for more information.
Old Performance Label
New Performance Label
Level III: Advanced Academic Performance/Commended
Masters Grade Level
Final Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance
Meets Grade Level
Phasein Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance
Approaches Grade Level
Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
Did Not Meet Grade Level