State Assessments
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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.

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TEA designed the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) and the TELPAS Alternate to assess the progress that limited English proficient (LEP) students, also referred to as English learners (ELs), make in learning the English language.  TELPAS is administered for listening, speaking, reading, & writing.  Parent reports are sent home at the end of each school year.