Welcome to the Northside ISD's STAAR information website.  Our goal is to provide clear information regarding the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program.


The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is the testing program for students in Texas public schools.  The assessments are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), the state mandated curriculum.  The curriculum contains the content and skills students need to learn in order to be successful in the current grade and to make academic progress from year to year.  Each STAAR assessment measures what students are learning in a specific grade or course. 


One of the primary goals of the STAAR program has been to increase the rigor of standardized assessments so that students have the academic knowledge and skills they need to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  The STAAR assessments were developed by backward design to ensure students are college and career ready.


Assessment is important to the continuous improvement of student learning and instructional practices.  Take time to familiarize yourself with testing calendars, grade specific information, and other links.  Campus counselors will communicate campus testing procedures and are your resource for state assessment information.



Carin Adermann


Texas Assessment Program for Spring 2018

Enrolled Grade  Assessment Program  Subjects Assessed 

Grade 3 (English and Spanish) 

STAAR  reading and mathematics 
Grade 4 (English and Spanish)  STAAR reading, mathematics, and writing 
Grade 5 (English and Spanish) STAAR reading, mathematics, and science
Grade 6 STAAR reading and mathematics
Grade 7 STAAR reading, mathematics, and writing
Grade 8 STAAR reading, mathematics, science, and social studies
Grade 9-12

STAAR End-of-Course (EOC)

Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. history