WHAT IS STAAR?
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program, which was implemented in spring 2012, 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 U.S History
Secondary students will be required to meet Satisfactory Academic Performance in five End-of-Course assessments to meet graduation requirements. Each student must meet a score requirement for all EOC assessments taken in order to graduate.
STUDENT SUCCESS INITIATIVE PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS
In light of past and current impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, SSI promotion/retention and retesting requirements have been waived for the 2020–2021 school year.
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ELECTRONIC DEVICE STATEMENT
As per the Texas Education Agency and Port Arthur ISD, the use of cell phones and other personal electronic devices including but not limited to smartwatches, portable listening or recording devices, cameras or other photographic equipment, or any other electronic device that allows for communication during testing are NOT permitted. Electronic devices must be powered off and turned in to the test administrator to hold until ALL students have completed the test and ALL secure testing materials have been submitted to the campus testing coordinator. Being in possession of any electronic device may result in NOT SCORING the test and disciplinary action will be taken by the campus administration.
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OUT OF SCHOOL RETESTERS
All out of school retesters will be tested at Memorial High School, 3501 S/Sgt Lucian Adams Drive, Port Arthur, 77642. All Out-of-School Retesters will be given online STAAR tests. Students may register by contacting Jael Moody at 409-989-6283 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Testers should report to Memorial High School by 7:15 a.m. Please bring a picture ID.