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STAAR End-of-Course Grades 9-12

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STAARThe STAAR EOC (End-of Course) assessments will test a high school student’s mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a given course, and determine college and career readiness. Students who enrolled in 9th grade in the 2011-2012 or after are required to take STAAR EOC assessments.  If a student is enrolled in grade 8 or below and is taking a course for which there is a STAAR EOC assessment, that student will be required to take the applicable STAAR EOC assessment.

High School STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments

Social Studies
Algebra I

    English I      English II

English I will be given on July 11, 2016 and English II will be given on July 13, 2016
Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History will be given during the window of July 11-15, 2016

Time Limit

There is a four-hour time limit for the Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History EOC exams, and a five-hour time limit for English I & II. These time limits should provide sufficient time for the majority of students to complete the test. The rationale for time limits aligns Texas testing practices with timed national assessments, i.e. SAT, ACT and AP examinations. Extended time accommodations for students with unique learning needs will be offered.

How will student performance be measured?

After each STAAR EOC assessment is taken, students will receive a score indicating performance. A student’s performance will fall in to one of three categories listed below.

Level I

Level II

Level III



Unsatisfactory Academic Performance

Satisfactory Academic Performance

Students who meet this standard are sufficiently prepared for the next course. These students are on track to be sufficiently prepared for college courses.

Advanced Academic Performance

Students who meet this standard are well prepared for the next course. These students are on track to be well prepared for college courses.

Acceleration - Unsatisfactory Standard

Students performing at the Unsatisfactory level (Level I) will be provided accelerated instruction before the next administration of the test.

Graduation Requirements

  • Students graduating in 2014 will continue to take TAKS as part of their graduation requirement.
  • The class of 2015 will be the first class to undergo four years of EOC testing.
  • For further information, visit the State Graduation Requirements webpage.

STAAR EOC Sample Questions:


English I    English II

Writing English I    English II


Algebra I



Social Studies US History

STAAR for Unique Student Populations

The STAAR is available in a variety of formats to serve students who are in the general education program, the special education program or who are English language learners (ELL). See Comparison Chart (PDF). (Available soon from TEA)

  • STAAR EOC : Regular STAAR EOC assessment for students in the general education program
  • STAAR EOC L: For English Language Learners who require a linguistically accommodated STAAR
  • STAAR EOC Modified:  For students receiving special education services who have a disability that significantly affects academic progress
  • STAAR EOC Alternate: For students receiving special education services who have a significant cognitive disability

More Information on the STAAR EOC Assessment:

STAAR EOC Frequently Asked Questions


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