2020-21 State Assessments

  • In Cedar Hill ISD, we believe that teacher assessment of learning is the most meaningful form of knowing our scholars as learners, but we recognize that data from tests like STAAR and TELPAS can help us evaluate the impact of the COVID pandemic on scholar learning.

    According to the Texas Education Agency, every Texas public school district is required to administer the End of Course (EOC), STAAR and TELPAS exams. However, scholars must be physically present at school to take the assessments.

    Thankfully, TEA has made some adjustments to help school districts provide safe on-campus testing:

    • They are allowing scholars to attend classes remotely, when they’re not testing and other scholars are testing; this will limit the number of scholars on campus.
    • CHISD is encouraging online flex learners to return to campus to complete state testing.  

    STAAR Assessment in grades 3-8 do not affect promotion or retention decisions. However, not participating in End-of-Course (EOC) assessments in high school does have implications for 9-12 grade scholars, who must pass EOCs as part of graduation requirements.

     

    STAAR Assessment Plans

    Assessment

    Face-to-Face Dates

    Virtual Scholar Dates

    Method

    STAAR Writing Grade 4 and 7

    April 6

    April 6

    Paper

    STAAR English I EOC

    April 6

    April 6

    Paper

    STAAR English II EOC

    April 8

    April 8

    Paper

    STAAR Algebra I

    May 4

    May 4

    Paper

    STAAR Biology EOC

    May 5

    May 5

    Paper

    STAAR US History EOC

    May 6

    May 6

    Paper

    STAAR Science Grade 8

    May 6

    May 6

    Paper

    STAAR Social Studies Grade 8

    May 7

    May 7

    Paper

    STAAR Math Grade 3 - 8

    May 11 (Grade 5 Virtual will join on campus)

    May 13

    Paper

    STAAR 3-8 Reading

    May 12

    May 14

    Paper

    STAAR Science Grade 5

    May 13

    May 13

    Paper

     


     

    STAAR Testing Waiver Information
    Date Assessment Campuses Involved Scholars Tested Scholars Asynchronous
    April 6 STAAR 4/7 Writing and English I EOC (Face to Face and Virtual) All Campuses Grade 4, Grade 7, English I and English I Retesters Grade Prek - 3, Grade 5-6, Grade 8, All HS Scholars not in English I or not requiring retesting
    April 8 STAAR English II EOC (Face to Face and Virtual Scholars) HS Campuses Only English II and English II Retesters All HS Scholars not in English II or not requiring retesting
    May 4 STAAR Algebra I EOC (Face to Face and Virtual Scholars) HS Campuses Only Algebra I and Algebra I Retesters All HS Scholars not in Algebra I or not requiring retesting
    May 5 STAAR Biology EOC (Face to Face and Virtual Scholars) HS Campuses Only Biology and Biology Retesters All HS Scholars not in Biology or not requiring retesting
    May 6 STAAR US History EOC (Face to Face and Virtual Scholars) HS Campuses Only US History and US History Retesters All HS Scholars not in US History or not requiring retesting
    May 7 STAAR Grade 8 Science (Face to Face and Virtually) Middle School Only Grade 8 Grade 6-7 Scholars
    May 7 STAAR Grade 8 Social Studies (Face to Face and Virtually) Middle School Only Grade 8 Grade 6-7 Scholars
    May 11 STAAR Math 3-8 and (Face to Face 3-4, 6-8; Face to Face and Virtually Grade 5 Elementary Campuses and Middle School Campuses Face to Face Scholars Grade 3-4, 6-8 and Face to Face and Virtual Scholars Grade 5) All scholars Pre-K - 2
    May 12 STAAR 3-8 Reading (Face to Face) Elementary Campuses and Middle School Campuses Grade 3-8 Reading All scholars Pre-K - 2
    May 13 STAAR Grade 3-8 Math (Virtual Scholars); Grade 5 Science (Face to Face and Virtual Elementary Campuses and Middle School Campuses Grade 3-4, 6-8 Math (Virtual) Grade 5 Science (Face to Face and Virtual) All scholars Pre-K - 2, Face to Face Grade 3-4, 6-8)
    May 14 STAAR Grade 3-8 Reading (Virtual Scholars) Elementary Campuses and Middle School Campuses Grade 3-8 Reading (Virtual) All Pre-K - 8 (Face to Face) Scholars