STAAR 2022 Assessments for grades 3–5
The STAAR assessments for grades 3 and 4 focus on content taught during the current academic year rather than knowledge and skills learned over multiple years.
The STAAR assessments for grade 5 focuses on content taught during the current academic year rather than knowledge and skills learned over multiple years. Performance on STAAR tests may be used to determine placement in more rigorous pre-Advanced Placement classes in middle school.
2022 Testing schedule for Grades 3-5:
|Grade 3||May 10||May 11|
|Grade 4||May 10||May 11|
|Grade 5||May 10||May 11||May 12|
|Grade 5 Retest||May 10||May 11||
Additional details on STAAR assessments
There is a four-hour time limit on all tests.
The STAAR math incorporates underlying processes and mathematical tools covered in that particular grade. These include numerical representations and relationships, computations and algebraic relationships, geometry and measurement, and data analysis and personal financial literacy.
STAAR focuses on concepts and addresses them in depth. Tested content includes matter and energy, force, motion, earth and space, and organisms and the environment. Forty percent of the STAAR tests incorporate scientific investigation, and reasoning.
The STAAR assessment requires both analytical skills and an application of knowledge. Tested content includes understanding across genres, understanding and analysis of literary texts, and informational texts.
HB 3906 eliminates the stand-alone writing assessments for grades 4 and 7 beginning with the 2021–22 school year and will influence a redesign of the reading language arts (RLA) STAAR.
STAAR sample questions (.pdf)