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  • 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 Mathematics Reading Writing Science
     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.

    Math

    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.

    Science

    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.

    Reading

    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.

    Writing

    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)

     Grade 3 Reading Mathematics  
     Grade 4 Reading Mathematics  
     Grade 5 Reading Mathematics Science