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STAAR Test Dates and Tips

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing for students in the fourth-, fifth-, seventh- and eighth-grades, and at the high school level will take place April 9-18 in the Fort Worth ISD and across the state.

Parents: help your students prepare for performing well on state exams by:

  • Making sure they get a good night’s rest
  • Offering a healthy and nutritious breakfast
  • Making sure they dressed comfortably, complying with Fort Worth ISD dress code
  • Encourage them to think positively about the test and their abilities
  • Remind them to review their work for mistakes

During testing, visitors are prohibited on most school campuses. Please check with your local campus before visiting on days when state exams are being administered.

The following STAAR exams are scheduled:

Tuesday, April 9

Grades 4 and 7 writing, English I and Grades 5 and 8 mathematics*


Wednesday, April 10

Grades 5 and 8 Reading*


Thursday, April 11

English II


Friday, April 12

All make-up sessions for paper STAAR tests administered earlier in the week and online make-up sessions for Grades 4 and 7 writing, English I and II must be completed on this day. 

*= All online STAAR make-up sessions for Grades 5 and 8 mathematics and reading must be completed by Thursday, April 18.


For more information about STAAR, please contact your child's school or visit the TEA website for more tips and sample question at

Thank you, parents, for all you do to help us prepare your children for success.


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