• Header The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of balancing health and safety concerns with the impact on student learning and growth. It remains critical that parents and educators understand the impact of the pandemic on student learning. Therefore, state assessments will continue this school year through the administrations of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) and STAAR Alternate 2. State assessments provide equitable baseline data necessary to determine actual learning loss during the COVID-19 crisis and identify areas that need to be addressed for the benefit of our students.

    For the school year 2020-2021, TEA has waived state requirements to retain students in grades 5 and 8 who do not meet grade level on the STAAR assessment. However, TEA is not authorized to waive graduation requirements. Therefore, high school students must pass their EOC assessments in order to graduate. Although many students may have future opportunities to take EOCs prior to graduation, we believe that it is important for students to participate in EOCs at the conclusion of the teaching of the course. This includes middle school students who are taking EOC courses. Additionally, English learners in grades with state assessments cannot be re-classified without participating in the STAAR/EOC and TELPAS assessments.

    To ensure equity for all students, state assessments can only be administered on campus. TEA has given districts more flexibility in scheduling assessments and more opportunity to test all eligible students. We will be scheduling on-campus testing sessions during the months of April through June. YISD will continue to follow appropriate public health protocols during any administration.

    Your child will be scheduled for their appropriate assessments to be taken on campus.

    If you have any questions, please contact your child's campus.

  • FAQs

  • What requirements exist regarding state assessments?

  • Can my child take the STAAR/EOC assessment(s) from home?

  • What safety measures are in place at the campuses?

  • Does my child (grades 3-8) have to take the STAAR test to be passed on to the next grade level?

  • What are the consequences for my child if they do not take their End of Course (EOC) assessment?

  • How will not testing impact my child if they are classified as an English Learner?