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STAAR End-of-Course Grades 9-12

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The STAAR EOC (End-of Course) assessments will test a high school student’s mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a given course, and determine college and career readiness.  If a student is enrolled in grade 8 or below and is taking a course for which there is a STAAR EOC assessment, that student will be required to take the applicable STAAR EOC assessment.


High School STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments

Social Studies
Algebra I

    English I      English II

English I will be given on March 28, 2017 and English II will be given on March 30, 2017
Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History will be given during the window of May 1-5, 2017

Time Limit

There is a four-hour time limit for the Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History EOC exams, and a five-hour time limit for English I & II. These time limits should provide sufficient time for the majority of students to complete the test. The rationale for time limits aligns Texas testing practices with timed national assessments, i.e. SAT, ACT and AP examinations. Extended time is available for students with unique needs who meet eligibility criteria for this accommodation. 

STAAR Performance

The Level-II-Phase-in performance standard that is in place when a student first takes an EOC assessment is the standard that will be maintained throughout the student’s school career for all EOCs that the student ever takes.


EOC School Year in Which the Student Takes His/Her FIRST EOC

2014-15 or earlier

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21

2021-22 Final Level II

Algebra I 3500


3625 3700 3775 3850 3925 4000
Biology 3500 3550 3625 3700 3775 3850 3925 4000
US History 3500 3550 3625 3700 3775 3850 3925 4000
English I 3750 3775 3813 3850 3888 3925 3963 4000
English II 3750 3775 3813 3850 3888 3925 3963 4000

Acceleration - Unsatisfactory Standard

Students performing at the Unsatisfactory level (Level I) will be provided accelerated instruction before the next administration of the test.

Graduation Requirements

Senate Bill 149: Individual Graduation Committees

Senate Bill 149 has revised the state’s assessment graduation requirements for students enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade for the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, or 2016-2017 school years. A student who has failed the EOC assessment graduation requirements for no more than two courses may receive a Texas high school diploma if the student has qualified to graduate by means of an individual graduation committee (IGC) determination.

STAAR EOC Sample Questions:


English I    English II

Writing English I    English II


Algebra I



Social Studies US History

STAAR for Unique Student Populations

The Texas Assessment Program is a statewide testing program that includes the STAAR and STAAR Alternate 2.  STAAR L and STAAR A were administered for the last time in December 2016; however, the embedded supports that were available on these assessments are now individual embedded online accommodations on STAAR for eligible students.  Information about these embedded supports and other accommodations, or Designated Supports can be found on the Accommodation Resources webpage.

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