Middle School State Testing
Middle School Students Will Participate In The Following Assessments Under STAAR:
Grade 6 Reading and Math
Grade 7 Reading, and Math
Grade 8 Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, (students enrolled in high school English I) English I end of course
Grade 7-8 (students enrolled in high school mathematics) Algebra I End-of-Course STAAR Test
Once students have taken a STAAR assessment they will receive a score indicating their performance. Student performance will fall in to one of the three categories below.
- Masters Academic Performance
- Meets Academic Performance
- Approaches Academic Performance
- Did Not Meet
TEA established a four (4) hour time limit (5 hours for English I and II) for both STAAR grades 3-8 assessments and STAAR EOC assessments. TEA notes that a four hour time limit should provide sufficient time for the majority of students to complete the test. The rationale for time limits aligns Texas testing practices with other timed state and national assessments, i.e. SAT, ACT and AP examinations. Extended time accommodations for students with unique learning needs will continue to be offered.
STAAR End-of-Course Accelerated Instruction Program and Summer Retest Opportunities:
Middle School students who have completed Algebra I or English I high school course and failed the EOC exam are allowed to retest on STAAR EOC test they have already taken and may qualify for an Accelerated Instruction Summer Program.