STAAR – State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness
The STAAR test replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills in 2012. STAAR includes grades 3 to 8 as well as five STAAR end-of-course (EOC) assessments for high school students.
TELPAS - Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System
TELPAS was developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to federal testing requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Under NCLB, Texas must assess English language learners annually in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students in grades K-12 participate until their Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) determines that they are proficient in the English language.
Grades K-1: TELPAS includes holistically rated listening, speaking, reading, and writing assessments based on ongoing classroom observations and student interactions.
Grades 2-12: TELPAS includes online reading/writing and listening/speaking assessments.