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High School Testing
Preliminary Results
DSISD Preliminary STAAR End of Course Summary Report 2012

Who will be affected by the new requirements?

 Grade 2011-2012   2012-2013  2013-2014  2014-2015
* Students may re-test on Exit-Level TAKS in 12th grade, if necessary.

  • Students entering Grade 9 for the first time in 2011-12 took the End-of-Course (EOC) exams in the spring of 2012.  Each year students will have three opportunities to take the EOC tests.
  • Students who entered Grade 9 in 2010-2011 or before will graduate under TAKS requirements until it is phased out in the 2014-15 school year.

What courses will require an EOC test?
 Math  English  Science  Social Studies
 Algebra I English I
Biology  US History

English II

Student Performance
Once students have taken a STAAR test they will receive a score indicating their performance.  Student scores will fall into one of the three categories below:

  • Level III: Advanced Academic Performance
  • Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance
  • Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance

Performance Standards for STAAR EOC Exams

Testing Timeline
1st Testing Administration: Spring
2nd Opportunity: July
3rd Opportunity: December

Impact on Graduation
Beginning with the 9th grade class in 2011-2012, students take EOC tests listed above based on what courses they are taking.  Each student must meet a score requirement for all EOC tests they take in order to graduate. 

STAAR EOC Graduation Requirements

Time Limits
TEA established a four hour time limit for both STAAR grade 3-8 tests and STAAR EOC tests.  TEA notes that a four hour time limit should provide sufficient time for the majority of students to complete the test.  The rationale for time limits aligns Texas testing practices with other timed state and national assessments, i.e., SAT, ACT and AP examinations.  Extended time accommodations for students with unique learning needs will continue to be offered.

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