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FWISD STAAR Testing Begins April 5, 2021

The Fort Worth ISD will begin state-mandated STAAR testing, in person, during the week of April 5-8, 2021. All eligible FWISD students, including virtual students, are encouraged to take part in STAAR testing.  

While the Texas Education Agency will not issue district A-F ratings for the 2020-2021 school year because of the disruptions associated with COVID-19, the STAAR testing results will still help provide valuable information that will allow educators, students, and parents prepare for next school year. 

Another TEA change for this year does not require students in the 5th and 8th grades to pass the STAAR reading and math tests in order to be promoted. However, high school students must complete their End of Course (EOC) exams in order to graduate.

All STAAR tests must be administered in-person, even if a student has been learning virtually. Although some student testers may actually be taking the test online at a campus, they cannot take the test online at home or anywhere other than an approved testing campus. 

The Fort Worth ISD will strictly enforce all COVID health and safety protocols during STAAR testing to make sure that all students are safe at each testing location.

Testing dates are as follows:

  • STAAR Writing & English I EOC - all students in grades 4 & 7 and all students enrolled in English I + English I re-testers
    • April 6 - with make-ups through May 4th                                                                                                                                
  • STAAR English II EOC - all students enrolled in English II + English II re-testers
    • April 8 - with make-ups through May 4th                                                                           
  • STAAR Algebra I EOC - all students enrolled in Algebra I + Algebra I re-testers
    • May 4 with make-ups through June 11th                                                                                                                                                       
  • STAAR Biology EOC - all students enrolled in Biology + Biology re-testers
    • May 5 with make-ups through June 11th                                                                                                                                                        
  • STAAR U.S. History EOC - all students enrolled in US History + US History re-testers
    • May 6 with make-ups through June 11th                                                                                                                                                       
  • STAAR Grade 8 Science - all 8th graders
    • May 6 with make-ups through June 11th                                                                                                      
  • STAAR Grade 8 Social Studies - all 8th graders 
    • May 7 with make-ups through June 11th                                                                                                                                                       
  • STAAR Math - all students in grades 3-8 
    • May 11 with make-ups through June 11th                                                                                                                                                     
  • STAAR Reading - all students in grades 3-8 
    • May 12 with make-ups through June 11th                                                                                                                                                    
  • STAAR Science - all students in grade 5
    • May 13 with make-ups through June 11th

All students should report to their campus on the day of STAAR testing.  Students who are absent on the day of testing will be given a make-up test when they return to campus in-person. 

If you have questions about STAAR testing, please contact your child’s campus principal for additional information. 

 

-FWISD-

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