TAH STAAR Testing Procedures

Howard Families,

To provide an environment that will ensure students perform their best on the tests, we will adhere to the following procedures during testing week:

Testing Procedures:

  • Students will be reminded and encouraged to get plenty of rest and arrive to school on time.  Attendance is crucial.
  • STAAR testing groups will be pre-assigned.
  • Outside food will not be allowed…campus is closed.  Lunches will be provided for students through the cafeteria all testing days.  Parents may prepare a sack lunch for their student if they prefer to do so.
  • Dress code policy will be enforced…no blankets or pajamas on campus.
  • Classes will be adjusted due to the testing schedule.  
  • Algebra 1 EOC 
    • May 4th  
  • STAAR Science 8th Grade √
    • May 5th 
  • STAAR Social Studies 8th Grade 
    • May 6th  
  • STAAR Math 8th Grade 
    • May 10th  
  • STAAR Math 7th Grade (paper testers only) 
    • May 10th 
  • STAAR Reading 7th Grade 
    • May 11th  
  • STAAR Reading 8th Grade 
    • May 12th 
  • STAAR Math 7th Grade 
    • May 13th 


Testing Reminders:

As our students approach testing, we encourage all parents to consider the following:

  • Ensure student is present in class for instruction by decreasing tardiness and absences
  • Schedule doctor appointments as to not conflict with testing schedule if possible
  • Balanced meals, drinking plenty of water and getting plenty of rest help students prepare for test
  • Encourage students and create an environment that evokes a confident approach to testing week
  • Access parent resources for STAAR Testing to help students adequately prepare. Click on the following links:  More STAAR parent resources    Click here for access to online practice test.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.  Thank you and have a great day.

Morgan Morton Assistant Principal T.A. Howard Middle School