Beginning with the spring 2023 summative administrations, non-multiple-choice questions that reflect the types of questions asked by educators in classrooms will be included on STAAR. The new question types were developed with input from teachers, students, and a wide range of educational stakeholders and assessment experts. TEA then field tested these new question types to verify their ability to accurately and reliably measure students’ understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Hear what teachers have to say about the new STAAR test and the new item types.
Teachers and parents can see preliminary blueprints that show how each test will be organized with the addition of new question types. During the summer, or when students return to school in the fall, they can practice using the new question types in the online testing platform.
STAAR Redesign Helpful Resource Links
2022 STAAR Redesign Practice Tests & New Item Types
Video on How to Navigate Practice Tests/New Item Types
Lead4ward STAAR 2.0 Instructional Connections
Accompanying Guide to New Question Type Samplers: Reading Language Arts