State Assessments


STAAR, STAAR with embedded supports, and STAAR Alternate are taken by 3rd grade students in early May in Reading and Math. Watch the calendar for specific testing dates.

No STAAR Assessments are given during 2nd grade.


TELPAS is taken by 2nd and 3rd grade Limited English Proficienct (LEP) students during March. Watch the calendar for specific dates

Parent Resources for State Assessments

Formative Assessments

All 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms participate in formative assessments. Formative assessments are short, quick assessments for learning. These assessments allow teachers to document progress toward learning of the standards as students move through the lessons with their teacher. Formative assessments are given every two to three weeks as a check to be sure students are on target for learning the content that is presented. Students struggling with content work with staff in smaller groups or for extra time to gain knowledge in the skills presented.

Universal Screenings

Beginning of the Year (BOY), Middle of the Year (MOY) and End of the Year (EOY) screenings are given in Reading and Math to all 2nd and 3rd graders. Beginning of the year screeners are scheduled in August - early September. Middle of year screeners are conducted in January and End of year screeners are completed in May. These screeners provide data points that assist teachers in verifying student progress. Classroom teachers can provide more information regarding universal screeners and results for your child.

Students enrolled in System 44 participate in universal screeners specific to the Scholastic program. This screener documents progress in the program and consists of four screenings: BOY, MOY, MOY, and EOY. Your child's System 44 teacher can provide more information regarding these screeners and your child's results.

Progress Monitoring

2nd and 3rd grade students enrolled in intervention programs participate in frequent progress monitoring measures to assist teachers in determining the rate of improvement or response to the intervention the student is experiencing. The data collected through progress monitoring is utilized in the decision making for the next steps in the learning process. Intervention teachers can provide more information regarding progress monitoring and the results for your child.