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Assessment and Accountability

Bandera ISD Student Assessment & Accountability
The academic evaluation of Bandera ISD students serves as an instructional measure for district and campus level leaders to collect, analyze, and report evaluation results. These tasks help to support the district’s data-driven decision making process, and allows for the targeted planning of effective classroom instruction.
The Mission of the Office of Assessment and Accountability is to support the students and staff of the Bandera Independent School District through accurate test administration, data collection, evaluation, dissemination, and planning for the meaningful and continuous academic improvement of Bandera ISD students.

What is STAAR?

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is the state's standardized testing program.  The individual assessments are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), which are the state curriculum standards. Students will begin STAAR assessments in grade 3 and continue through high school graduation, to ensure the academic success of all students. 


Who Takes STAAR?

All students in grades 3 through 12 are required by the State of Texas to participate in STAAR.


 What is Tested?
* Grade 3 : Reading Language Arts &  Mathematics
* Grade 4 : Reading Language Arts & Mathematics
* Grade 5 : Reading Language Arts, Mathematics & Science
* Grade 6 : Reading Language Arts & Mathematics
* Grade 7 : Reading Language Arts & Mathematics
* Grade 8 : Reading Language Arts, Mathematics, Science & Social Studies

In order to graduate from a Texas public high school, students must pass five End of Course exams.

* Grades 9 - 12: Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II & U.S. History
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STAAR - How to Help My Child Prepare
The A-F Accountability System is a statewide rating system established by the Texas Education Agency that evaluates the academic performance of Texas public schools and assigns a letter grade (A-F) to the district and campuses. 
**The issuance of 2023 A-F ratings is pending based on judicial rulings and decisions from the 88th Legislature. 
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****Currently being updated!
B Timmons
Brittany Timmons
Director of Assessment and Accountability
830-460-3890 ext. 2008