To compare student achievement across different demographic groups and geographic areas, the State of Texas mandates certain standardized tests, including the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) annual assessments and end-of-course examinations. The following are resources related to state-mandated assessments and exemptions or accommodations for special learners.

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) STAAR Resources website provides links to helpful resources for districts such as testing calendars, frequently asked questions about STAAR, released test questions, and comparisons of STAAR to the previous state assessment instrument, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).
  • TEA's Student Assessment Division website provides a variety of information and documents addressing the state student assessment requirements, including resources for specific tests.
  • TEA's Accommodations Resources website provides information on testing accommodations for students with special needs or disabilities or who are English language learners, including related forms and participation requirements.
  • TEA's STAAR 2 Alternate Resources website provides several resources related to the assessment developed to meet federal requirements to assess students who have significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving special education services.