STAAR Retesting Begins Today
Students across Texas who didn’t pass subjects of the STAAR exam will begin retaking the tests today.
Last year’s ninth-graders were the only students who had to pass the tests to graduate on time as seniors. Next year, the passing requirement will affect both ninth and tenth-graders. The STAAR test will continue to phase-in to each grade, eventually completely replacing the TAKS test.
Also starting next year, the STAAR exam will make up 15 percent of a high school student’s final grade in a subject.