State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
Students are required to pass five STAAR End of Course (EOC) Exams in the areas of English I, English II, Algebra, Biology, and U.S. History as part of the graduation requirements established by the Texas Education Agency. Each EOC is taken for the first time at the completion of each course during the spring semester in April and May. Students who do not pass the EOC the first time they are administered will have multiple opportunities to retest in order to meet graduation requirements. Retests can be taken during testing windows in June, December, April, and May.
Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)
The TELPAS tests measure the progress that limited English proficient (LEP) students make in learning the English language. In grades 9 -12, the TELPAS tests include online, mulitple choice tests in the areas of reading and listening. The areas of writing and listening are also assessed online through either written or oral constructed responses. TELPAS tests are usually administered mid to late March.
Parents can access their child’s STAAR and TELPAS results online at TexasAssessment.gov. A unique access code is required to view the scores. Parents can get the unique access code to view their child’s test scores by clicking the link “Lookup unique access code” in the family portal. You will need your child’s date of birth and social security number to look up their unique access code. Once you have logged into the Family Portal you will be able to see your child’s performance, including how questions were answered and how you can provide additional support at home.