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What is STAAR Spanish?

STAAR Spanish is designed to measure the knowledge and skills of students who receive academic instruction in Spanish and can best demonstrate their learning through a Spanish language assessment. The mathematics and science questions are translated from English and adapted as necessary to ensure cultural and linguistic accessibility. Passages and questions for the reading and writing tests are developed uniquely in the Spanish language so that the Spanish language arts curriculum can be assessed in a more authentic and meaningful manner.

The English and Spanish versions of STAAR have the same test blueprint and assess the same TEKS student expectations. These documents can be found on the STAAR Resources webpage at http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/staar/.


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