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STAAR Test Information

2017-2018 STAAR Schedule

Week of Feb. 5-9, 2018 – STAAR Benchmarks

Monday: Grade 6-8 Math, Alg. I EOC

Tuesday: Grade 6-8 Reading

Wednesday: Grade 7 Writing (Part 2); Grade 8 Science

Thursday: Grade 8 Social Studies

Friday: Make Up Testing

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April 10, 2018 – STAAR Grade 7 Writing/Grade 8 Math

April 11, 2018 – STAAR Grade 8 Reading

May 8, 2018 – Algebra I EOC

May 14, 2018 – STAAR Grade 6-7 Math/Grade 8 Math Retest (2nd Admin)

May 15, 2018 – STAAR Grade 6-7 Reading/ Grade 8 Reading Retest (2nd Admin)

May 16, 2018 – STAAR Grade 8 Science

May 17, 2018 – STAAR Grade 8 Social Studies

June 26, 2018 – STAAR Grade 8 Math Retest (3rd Admin)

June 27, 2018 – STAAR Grade 8 Reading Retest (3rdAdmin)

PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENT TO PUT FORTH EVERY EFFORT TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON THEIR BENCHMARK EXAMS.  THIS INFORMATION WILL ASSIST THE STAFF IN ADDRESSING THE LEARNING NEEDS OF YOUR STUDENT. 

THANK YOU, PARENTS, FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR EFFORTS TO HELP YOUR STUDENT SUCCEED!

 

 

Middle School STAAR Test Information

 

Students Required to Take STAAR 6-8 Assessments

Students in grades 6 through 8 are required to take the assessments for specific subjects depending on grade level.

Subjects Requiring STAAR 3-8 Assessments

Grade 6 - Reading and Math

Grade 7 - Reading, Math and Writing

Grade 8 - Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies

Student Performance

After each STAAR assessment is taken, students receive a score indicating performance. A student’s performance will fall into one of three categories listed below.

Level I - Unsatisfactory Academic Performance

Level II - Satisfactory Academic Performance

Level II - Advanced Academic Performance

Time Limits

TEA established a four-hour time limit for STAAR grades 6 through 8. TEA notes that a four-hour time limit should provide sufficient time for the majority of students to complete the test. These time limits were adopted to align Texas testing practices with time state and national assessments, i.e. SAT, ACT and AP examinations. Extended time accomindations for students with unique learning needs will be offered.

Grade Advancement and High School Credit

The Student Success Initiative requires that students in grade 8 pass both the reading and math exams to be promoted to the next grade. The option to retest begins in May 2013.

Students in the middle-school grades who are enrolled in high school courses will take the associated EOC exam instead of the STAAR test offered at the student's grade level. For example, an 8th grade student enrolled in high school courses in high school Algebra I would take the Algebra I EOC exam instead of the 8th grade STAAR Mathematics test. He or she also would take the STAAR tests in Reading, Science and Social Studies required during the 8th grade.

2017-18 NMS Federal Report Card

Middle School

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