Beginning in spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The STAAR program at grades 3–8 will assess the same subjects and grades that were assessed on TAKS.
The STAAR test is timed (4 hours) and is considered to be more rigourous than the TAKS test.
STAAR testing dates will be posted when they are announced
Visit http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/ for more information about STAAR.
Parents and students can also visit http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/parents/ for additional resources, including sample questions and web based questions and answers.
TIPS for STAAR Testing Days:
The following are ways to help your child perform well on testing day:
ü be sure he/she gets an adequate night's sleep the night before testing. Do not send your child to school tired on testing day.
ü be sure your child eats a nutritious breakfast on the morning of testing. Students will need a good source of energy for all the brain power that will be used.
ü be sure to have your child arrive to school on time. The STAAR test will have a time limit therefore it is essential to begin on time. Do not let your child be absent on testing day.
ü be sure that your child does not have a cell phone in his/her possession. Cell phones are a severe violation of testing procedures and will render your child's test void.
If you need additional information regarding STAAR Testing please contact our Testing Coordinator, Dr. Martinez at 915-236-4800.
Parents can monitor their child's grades and attendance for every class. Parents may request to receive emails regarding their grades or attendance, and they may also email the teachers directly from the Parent Portal if they have questions or concerns. Register now at EPISD Parent Portal or come by the school and the office staff will gladly help you register. If you have questions or concerns regarding the Parent Portal contact the office staff at 915-236-4800.