STAAR End of Course Tests
ready to say goodbye to TAKS and hello to STAAR! Beginning in the
2011-2012 school year, the state's standardized testing program, the
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) will be replaced by the
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). For high
school students, End of Course (EOC) tests for certain high school
courses will begin replacing TAKS tests in 2011-2012. For grades 3-8,
TAKS tests will be replaced by the more rigorous STAAR tests. A few highlights:
Students who are currently in 8th grade will be the first to take
the End of Course tests
Under the new EOC system, students will be required to pass End of
Course exams for graduation
Although the details of the new STAAR system are still being worked out
by the Texas Education Agency, Irving Independent School District is
committed to preparing our students and our staff for this transition.
This website is intended to help keep you up-to-date on the
Many resources are available on the STAAR webpage at
including assessment attributes, assessed curriculum documents, and test
blueprints. The STAAR webpage will continue to be the best source of
information for the STAAR program; for example, in fall 2011 STAAR
sample items will be posted on the resources page.
the changes go into effect?
Frequently Asked Questions