STAAR- State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness


STAAR/EOC Confidential Student Report Information For Parents

Parents, here is a link to a website that has a video explanation of what is on your student's CSR (Confidential Student Report Card). There are also additional resources to help explain additional aspects of the new report cards. 

TEA Score Explanation Link

Access your student's STAAR scores here. You will need their Access code. This can be found at the bottom of any old STAAR report you have, or you can contact the school for this code. 

STAAR/EOC Scores Link

STAAR Replaced TAKS with Class of 2015

Note: Students are required by state law to take the EOC assessment on state-determined dates. Districts do not have the discretion to determine when students will take the EOC exam.

End-of-Course (EOC) Exams:
  • Math - Algebra I
  • Reading and Writing - English I and English II
  • Social Studies - U.S. History
  • Science - Biology

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) launched STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness™, pronounced the same as star).
The assessment replaced TAKS (the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills), which was in place since 2003. STAAR exams are significantly more rigorous than previous tests and measure a child's performance as well as their academic growth.

The implementation of STAAR assessments by the State of Texas was in response to the passage of Senate Bill 1031 (80th Texas Legislature, 2007) and House Bill 3 (HB 3, 81st Texas Legislature, 2009), which required:

  • Increasing the rigor and relevance of both standards and assessments;
  • Creating and assessing post secondary readiness standards;
  • Establishing campus and district accountability based on higher college- and career-readiness performance standards on STAAR, and on distinctions earned by campuses demonstrating achievement in areas not measured by the STAAR program as well as on academic performance; and
  • Establishing new time lines for interventions and sanctions while also expanding school closure and alternative management options.
STAAR affects the graduation plan for all GISD learners. 

The SSI was enacted by the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999. The purpose of the SSI is to ensure learner success in math and reading. SSI grade advancement requirements apply only to the mathematics and reading assessments at grades 5 and 8. 
If a student does not demonstrate proficiency on one or both of these assessments, the student may advance to or be placed in the next grade only if (1)he or she completes all accelerated instruction required by the Grade Placement Committee (GPC), and (2) the GPC determines, by unanimous decision, that the student is likely to perform on grade level by the end of the next school year given additional accelerated instruction during the course of the year. In making promotion decisions, the GPC is required to consider the recommendation of the student's teacher, the student's grades, the student's state assessment scores, and any other relevant academic information.(copied from the SSI manual page 2) 
For a copy of the SSI manual, SSI Brochures for 5th/8th, and additional information on SSI requirements, please visit:

5th & 8th SSI Letter (Sent home 10/10/2018)

5th & 8th SSI Letter Spanish (Sent home 10/10/2018)
If you have questions, please contact Katie Elrod @ 254-693-5342.