The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has created optional online interim assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Test questions for the STAAR Interim Assessments are developed with Texas teachers and include some former STAAR items. These assessments will be available at no cost to districts and schools, and they are not tied to accountability.
STAAR Interim Assessments provide the flexibility for districts to assess students below their enrolled grade level. Testing below a student's enrolled grade may be appropriate for students who are consistently performing below grade-level expectations on classroom assignments and assessments. Allowing a student to test below grade level during both fall and spring interim assessment opportunities may provide the student a chance to show academic improvement that may not be apparent in the student's grade-level summative results.
Testing Window Feb. 28- March 11, 2022