Richardson ISD is in the process of preparations to comply with Texas requirements to conduct the STAAR test for every student both face to face and virtual.
While RISD’s goal is to make State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests available to each student online, state requirements mandate the online tests be administered in person.
Each RISD school is preparing a schedule that will be unique to that campus to conduct the tests in a way that complies with health and safely protocols. Look for more details coming home for your child’s school.
The Texas Education Agency implemented the STAAR program in 2012. Annual assessments include:
- reading and mathematics, grades 3–8
- writing at grades 4 and 7
- science at grades 5 and 8
- social studies at grade 8
In high school, Texas students take end-of-course assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history, according to TEA. These end-of-course exams are required for graduation.
Although students are not required to pass STAAR tests to be promoted this year, the information gathered from STAAR will be used to determine learning needs. The data will also drive RISD interventions to help close any learning gaps.