In spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The STAAR program includes annual assessments for grades 3–8 in reading and mathematics; assessments in writing at grades 4 and 7; in science at grades 5 and 8; and in social studies at grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology and U.S History. Additional tests include STAAR-A, STAAR-L, and STAAR-ALT for students in special populations.
For more information:
TEA Resources: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/