Focused on the STAAR

April is the month for STAAR Testing (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) which is a standardized assessment tool utilized by schools in the state of Texas. The STAAR test aims to measure the knowledge and skills of students specifically in the four main subject areas: English, Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies.

Students at Southwest Schools will be taking the STAAR test on the following dates;

March 30th-April 1st

April 20th-22nd

May 4th-8th and May 12th


A few tips and tricks for taking the STAAR test!

  1. Get a good night’s sleep
  2. Eat a healthy breakfast (limit sugar, eat protein…it’s brain food)
  3. Take your time
  4. Use the strategies your teachers have taught you
  5. Always, always remember to try your absolute best

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