STAAR stands for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. It was implemented in spring 2012 and includes annual assessments for:

  • reading and mathematics, grades 3-8
  • writing at grades 4 and 7
  • science at grades 5 and 8
  • social studies at grade 8
  • end-of-course (EOC) assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology and US History.

Information about STAAR can be found on the Texas Education Agency website:


2017 Performance Label Changes

In addition, the redesigned CSR will include the new performance labels. The table below provides the change from the old performance labels to the new performance labels. See link above for more information.

Old Performance Label

New Performance Label

Level III: Advanced Academic Performance

Masters Grade Level

Final Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance

Meets Grade Level

PhaseĀ­in Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance

Approaches Grade Level

Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance

Did Not Meet Grade Level