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STAAR Testing: Grades K-2 Will Be Asynchronous on May 11 & May 12


Parents,

The STAAR Math, Reading, and Science tests are in May, and the state of Texas has structured the protocols differently this year to allow everyone to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. One key point is the STAAR test can only be given on campus. It cannot be done virtually, so our virtual students will be coming in-person to test.

The STAAR testing schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, May 11: Grades 3-5 Math

  • Wednesday, May 12: Grades 3-5 Reading

  • Thursday, May 13: Grade 5 Science

Given the new guidelines and options available, here is how West U will administer the tests to allow enough space to test all students:

  • K-2 students will work asynchronously at home on May 11 & 12.

  • 3-5 students will come to campus to take the STAAR tests and finish out the day as normal. Virtual learners will not be staying; parents will be contacted and given more details.

  • All teachers, K-5 and Ancillary, will participate in the testing process.

  • All virtual students who participate will only be grouped with other virtual students.

  • This increases the number of testing classrooms we need, which is a key factor to having K-2 students work asynchronously.

  • We are only administering paper-based tests; no online tests this year.

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility this year.


All the best,

Principal Disch

West University Elementary School

Phone Number: 713-295-5215

School Website: http://westues.org