Beginning with the spring 2023 summative administrations, STAAR tests will include non-multiple-choice questions that reflect the types of questions asked by educators in classrooms.
The new question types were developed with input from teachers, students, and a wide range of educational stakeholders and assessment experts. TEA field tested these new question types to verify their ability to accurately and reliably measure students’ understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
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.
TEA also recently released information about optional assessment resources for the 2022-23 school year, including STAAR interim tests and beginning-of-year assessments.