What are STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) exams?
    Students enrolled in high school credit courses in a Texas public high school must take and pass certain required courses and the EOCs for those courses.  The assessments are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, the state curriculum standards. The EOC exams are designed to ensure that students are learning the specific course material and are prepared to succeed in college and/or careers.
    Who is required to take STAAR End-Of-Course (EOC) exams? 
    Students enrolled in a course with an EOC exam (Algebra 1, Biology, English I, English II, U.S. History) in either middle school or high school must test. Students must pass five STAAR EOC exams to meet graduation requirements in a Texas public high school.

    STAAR EOC assessments are: 

    • Algebra 1
    • Biology    
    • English I
    • English II
    • U.S. History

    Spring 2023 STAAR EOC Test Dates:

    EOC Subject


    Make-Up Dates

    English I

    April 18, 2023

    April 19 & 21, 2023

    English II

    April 20, 2023

    April 21, 2023


    April 25-28, 2023*

    April 26-28, 2023*

    U.S. History

    April 25-28, 2023*  

    April 26-28, 2023*

    Algebra 1

    May 2, 2023

    May 3, 2023

    *Dates reflect a testing window. Please contact the campus for specific Biology and U.S. History test dates. 

    You can read more about the STAAR tests here: English / Spanish.  
    How often are the end-of-course tests administered?:
    Each test is offered three times a year (December, Spring, and June) to provide for multiple testing opportunities for those who don't pass an assessment on the initial attempt.
    Will a student who has a disability take the STAAR EOC?
    All students attending a public school in the state of Texas and enrolled in a corresponding course are required to participate in the STAAR EOC test. The admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee for a student who receives special education services or a 504 committee for students eligible for 504 services will determine which version of STAAR a student will need and if any testing accommodations are needed. 
    What happens if a student passes a high school course, but does not pass the STAAR EOC?
    If a student passes the course but does not pass the STAAR EOC, the student may take the test again in a future administration. The student is not required to retake the course.  A school is required to provide accelerated instruction to each student who does not show satisfactory performance on a STAAR test. 
    What if a student took a required EOC assessment in middle school?
    If a student took an EOC assessment in grade 8 or below and passed, then the student is not required to retake the test in high school. For example, if an eighth-grade student took Algebra I in middle school, took the Algebra I end-of-course exam and passed both the course and the test, they do not retake the test in high school. The EOC exam(s) taken and passed in middle school will count towards the student's state testing requirement for graduation.
    Student Performance:
    Students will score in one of the four categories below:
    • Masters Grade Level
    • Meets Grade Level
    • Approaches Grade Level
    • Did Not Meet Grade Level