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    Dr. Tammy Riemenschneider Director of District Assessments, Dyslexia, 504 & RtI 817/202-2500 ext.1034    

General STAAR Information   

STAAR, STAAR Alt 2, and TELPAS Testing Dates

Joshua ISD Testing Calendar

TEA Student Assessment Testing Calendar

STAAR Redesign and Online Testing

The Texas Education Agency redesigned the STAAR test in Spring, 2023. The changes and updates were based on the 2019 passage of HB 3906. The updates included new question types, cross-curricular passages, and evidence-based writing. In addition to updating the item types, STAAR is now administered fully online.  

Here is a TEA Link explaining the STAAR Redesign.

Due to the STAAR Redesign, performance reporting will be significantly delayed in 2023.

Accelerated Instruction Requirements

House Bill 4545 of the 87th legislature was recently updated with the passage of House Bill 1416 in the 88th legislature. These laws require that accelerated instruction (AI) be provided for students who did not meet the passing standard on the STAAR in grades 3-8 or STAAR EOC (End-of-Course), for up to two subjects. These requirements also apply to students who were absent or declined to test.

Additional AI requirements are added for students who did not meet the passing standard or did not participate in the same subject for two or more consecutive years. For these students, the campus is required to develop an Accelerated Education Plan (AEP).

Please contact your campus principal if you have questions regarding the Accelerated Instruction requirements for your child.