Middle School Testing
Middle School Students Will Participate In The Following Assessments Under STAAR:
Grade 6 Reading and Math
Grade 7 Reading, Math, and Writing
Grade 8 Reading, Math*, Science, and Social Studies
Grade 8 Algebra I EOC* (Students not scoring at Approaches Grade Level will retake the Algebra I EOC in high school until they reach Approaches Grade Level - it does not impact their credit for the course.)
Once students have taken a STAAR assessment they will receive a score indicating their performance. Student performance will fall in to one of the four categories below.
- Masters Grade Level
- Meets Grade Level
- Approaches Grade Level
- Did Not Meet Grade Level
TEA established a four (4) hour time limit for both STAAR grades 3-8 assessments and STAAR EOC assessments. TEA notes that a four hour time limit should provide sufficient time for the majority of students to complete the test. The rationale for time limits aligns Texas testing practices with other timed state and national assessments, i.e. SAT, ACT and AP examinations. Extended time accommodations for students with unique learning needs will continue to be offered.
Impact on Grade Advancement:SSI retest opportunities will continue to be available in 2018 for STAAR grade 8 Math & Reading.
Parent Guide to the Student Success Initiative at Grades 5 & 8