• State Assessment


    Katy ISD has implemented STAAR online testing for the past three years at all levels. STAAR online tests enable students to utilize embedded supports that cannot be replicated on paper formatted assessments. The Texas Legislature passed a bill that allows school districts to administer STAAR in a paper format to any student whose parents/legal guardians/teachers request this format. A paper request is contingent upon the order in which they are received. Please note that the amount of paper testing cannot exceed three percent of the district enrollment. Thus, a request for a paper formatted test is not a guarantee for a paper assessment. Further guidance from the Texas Education Agency will be released early September.  

    Students who are determined to receive the paper format are accepting the following parameters: 

    • Students will receive Interims, DLAs, and Literacy Module Assessments (elementary) in the paper format. 
    • Students may test separately from online testers. 
    • Students may test on a separate day than their peers. 
    • Content Language Supports and Text-to-Speech are only delivered using the online STAAR testing system. 
    • Any assessment prior to the district determination of paper format will follow standard campus practice. 

    Parents should consider child’s current STAAR scores, speak with his or her child about online versus paper testing, and review the online testing platform. Parents can review the online testing platform by clicking the green “Sign In” button on the Texas Assessment website. The practice online testing environment is designed to familiarize parents and students with the available tools and the various types of test questions.  



    Due to strict deadlines outlined in House Bill 1225, Katy ISD will open a paper format request window for parents on September 1, 2023, at 5 PM, and close the window on September 8, 2023, at 2 PM. Request for a STAAR paper format must be submitted using the link provided in the Weekly Digest – September 1, 2023 email to be considered.  As a reminder, the Weekly Digest emails are sent every Friday.


    Due to privacy guidelines, the staff of the Department of Research, Assessment, and Accountability are not authorized to release student information or scores to the public, including parents or guardians. Please contact your student's campus for access to student records, including assessment results.  ​

    The Department of Research, Assessment, and Accountability often receives questions from the community about “opting out" of state testing.  Please see the FAQ Opting Out of State Testing​ document to clarify state requirements.  ​

    Contact Dr. Jennifer Tracy at 281.396.7638 for questions.​

    2022-2023 STAAR TESTING
    As required by House Bill 3261, STAAR will be administered online beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. The STAAR online testing platform offers all students multiple online tools to support the testing process. In addition, the STAAR assessments no longer have a time limit. Students are expected to complete STAAR tests in about three hours; however, any student who needs additional time may continue testing until the end of the school day.   


    To support students with the online testing transition, the district began online testing implementation in the 2021-2022 school year for all STAAR tested grade levels. Students will continue to be provided multiple opportunities to experience online testing platforms through District Learning Assessments (DLAs), STAAR Interims for specific subjects, and STAAR practice tests.  Parents are encouraged to access the Practice Tests Login located on the Texas Assessment website to explore practice tests. Practice Tests Login is found under the section How to Help Prepare Your Child. STAAR testing dates are posted on the Department of Research, Assessment, and Accountability website. For questions regarding local and state assessments, contact your Campus Testing Coordinator.  

    How to Access Test Scores and the Unique Access Code

    As in previous years, families will be able to access detailed information about their child's areas of strength as well as any gaps in learning by reviewing STAAR and STAAR EOC results.  ​

    Please utilize the letters listed below to access state testing results.  

    Directions For Automatic Access to State Testing Results Using MYKATYCLOUD – English Version

    Directions For Automatic Access to State Testing Results Using MYKATYCLOUD Spanish Version


    The new and improved redesigned CSR will include new performance labels. Parents may review a short video, additional resources, and the release timeline on the new STAAR report card, also known as STAAR confidential student report (CSR) TEA website    An adopted amendment which establishes a final set of performance standards for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Grades 3-8 and end-of-course (EOC) assessments beginning with the 2016-2017 school year was approved.  

  • See the following website designed by the Texas Education Agency (TE) to learn more about the STAAR Redesign overview, Transition to Online Assessment for the 2022-2023 school year, New Item Types, and Reading Language Arts Redesign. 



    The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) includes the following assessment programs: STAAR, STAAR Spanish,  and STAAR Alternate 2.

    STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) assessments include English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History. Students are required to meet standard on all the EOC assessments; English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History, in order to meet testing graduation requirements.

    The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) assesses the progress that Limited English Proficient (LEP) students make in acquiring the English language. The assessment consists of four domains: listening, speaking, writing, and reading.

  • STAAR Alternate 2 will assess students who have significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving  special education services. 

               STAAR Alternate 2 resources

    Parents may view their child's assessment data using the Student Portal at:


    STAAR End-of-Course (EOC)Substitute Assessments– TAC, Chapter 101 

    A ​student is eligible to use a substitute assessment if the student was administered an approved substitute assessment for an equivalent course in which the student was enrolled.

    The student must receive a satisfactory score on the substitute assessment (provided in the chart).  The chart is located at https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/ch101dd.pdf​

    If you believe your child has met a substitute assessment requirement, please contact your child's campus testing facilitator.