Students to take STAAR tests this week

SAN BENITO — Starting tomorrow, the students in the San Benito school district and across Texas will be conducting their statewide tests.

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program, which was implemented in spring 2012, includes annual assessments for the following grade levels:

  • 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 U.S history.

This week, students in grade three through eighth will be testing Tuesday through Thursday.

Superintendent Dr. Adrian Vega said attendance for these testing dates is critical. The STAAR test is a timed test.

“Please stress the importance to your children the importance of rest and proper diet during this week,” Vega said. In addition to a positive attitude, it is important that student arrive to school on time for testing.

No cell phones or electronic devices are allowed on campuses during testing. To ensure test security is maintained, as per the Texas Education Code, “Any irregularities in test security or confidential integrity may result in the invalidation of student’s results.”

Friday will be solely for makeup tests.

“I have no doubt that the hard work of our administration, teachers, support staff and students will pay off,” Vega said.

Testing Schedule:

Tuesday March 28

Math 5th grade and 8th grade

Writing 4th grade and 7th grade

English I end of course exam

Wednesday March 29

Reading 5th grade and 8th grade

Thursday March 30

English II end of course exam