What's New with STAAR Assessments
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) test has been redesigned to make the test more tightly aligned to the classroom experience. The STAAR redesign is a result of House Bill (HB) 3906 passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019. The Texas Education Agency (TEA), working with a wide range of education stakeholders, including the Assessment Education Advisory Committee, has been exploring the most instructionally supportive approach to implementing these changes. The redesign will be implemented in the state summative assessments administered in the 2022–2023 school year.
The STAAR redesign includes several components:
- Online Testing and Accommodations
- New Question Types
- Cross-curricular Passages
- Evidence-based Writing
For more information about how the STAAR redesign improves alignment to the classroom experience, visit the TEA Website for more information about each component.