This spring, students throughout Texas will take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, which are designed to measure how well students have mastered the knowledge and skills for each particular grade level. The STAAR is more rigorous than past assessments because it also measures whether a student is learning at a college ready level. For more information, download and view the STAAR Student Brochure.
The calendar for STAAR/EOC for Chaparral Star Academy can be found here: STAAR, EOC and AP Calendar Table 2015-16.
The local service center (Region 13) maintains a great Frequently Asked Questions for Parents.
STATE TESTING GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Along with any of the graduation plans, students are required to earn a Level II: Satisfactory Performance on each of 5 End-of-Course (EOC) exams – Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II and US History. Students who earn high school credit through correspondence course or dual enrollment at Austin Community College are still required to pass the corresponding EOC. However, students who earn high school credit through credit-by-exam are exempt from taking the respective EOC. Transfer students who took any of the 5 courses at a private school are also exempt from taking the respective EOC given that the private school credit is accredited and accepted by CSA.
Score levels are printed on a student’s transcript, his/her graduation plan and copies are always available for pickup in the front office with advance notice.
Students can also use results on other certified assessments to substitute for the graduation requirement. However, the student must take the approved replacement assessment before he/she has attempted the course and/or EOC. In other words, a student cannot opt out of taking the EOC for a future substitute assessment. The EOC Substitute Assessment Standards Chart details which assessments (and respective scores) can replace the EOC graduation requirement.