STAAR Redesign

STAAR redesign (also known as STAAR 2.0) is an effort by the Texas Education Agency to make the test more tightly aligned to the classroom experience.  The redesign will be implemented during the 2022–2023 school year.

The redesigned assessment is a result of HB 3906 passed by the Texas Legislature in 2019 that among other things mandated a cap on the number of multiple-choice questions, transitioned the entire testing process online, and eliminated the stand-alone writing assessments in grades 4 and 7.

The redesign introduces new interactive item types that are reflective of how students demonstrate knowledge in the classroom and provides scoring options to allow students to earn partial credit on certain questions.

Meeting the individual student needs depends greatly on schools, parents, and community members working together.

Here are a few ways for parents to help their students prepare for STAAR tests:

  • Frequent two-way communication between teachers and parents is necessary to offer feedback, share strategies, determine if student support is sufficient, or determine whether additional supports are needed.
  • Review sample STAAR content. Click here to view STAAR test questions from prior years.