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State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) will be replacing the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). At the elementary school level, the structure of the assessments will not differ significantly from the TAKS exams. The rigor of the STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) exams and their importance for high school graduation provide a major difference between these and the TAKS.
The following TEA link identifies the phase-in process for the STAAR/EOC as the high school level TAKS tests are phased out:
This following TEA link contains the most current blueprint for the high school tested subjects as well as the identification of the Readiness and Supporting standards. These standards are crucial for teachers to know and understand as there is a direct correlation between the student expectations in the TEKS and what will be emphasized on the STAAR/EOC: