Elementary School - STAAR™
What is the STAAR at the Elementary School?
For all subjects except grade 5 Science, the STAAR will test content students studied in that year. Specific notes regarding STAAR include:
What score is needed to pass STAAR?
For 2014-15, the passing standard level for STAAR is set at the Level II Phase 1 standard per grade level and content area. The Texas Education Agency has identified three performance categories for the grade 3-8 STAAR tests –
Are 5th grade students required to pass STAAR in order to be promoted to 6th grade?
The Student Success Initiative (SSI) requires that students in grades 5 and 8 pass both the Reading and Mathematics exams to be promoted to the next grade. Fifth and Eighth grade students are given three opportunities to pass their Reading and Math STAAR tests and advance to the next grade. For students who are not successful on the test, a Grade Placement Committee meeting (GPM) is held to determine intervention and grade placement. **For 2014-15, 5th and 8th grade students will not be subject to the Student Success Initiative (SSI) in Math; however, they will still be subject to SSI in Reading.