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Diana Rios, Executive Principal
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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has created interim assessments that align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) requirements.  

STAAR Interim assessments provide actionable data that help educators monitor student progress and predict student performance on the STAAR summative assessments. For more information on TEA interim assessments, please click here.

YES Prep will administer TEA Interim assessments to third, fourth and fifth grade students on the following dates:  

  • Grades 3-5 Reading - Tuesday, November 7, 2023

  • Grades 5 Science - Thursday, November 9, 2023

  • Grades 3-5 Math - Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The purpose of the Interim Assessments is to:  

  • Monitor academic improvement, especially for students who are performing below grade level. 

  • Inform specific groups support by helping predict how students or groups of students will perform on STAAR summative assessments.  

  • Serve as a benchmarking instrument at the campus or district level. 

How families can support their children to be ready

Before the test, the best preparation is to help your child spend some time relaxing, getting a good night’s rest, and eating healthy meals. 

Best practices for the night before the test:  

  • Let your students know that you believe in them and their ability to show what they know and can do.  

  • Ensure your student goes to bed early and gets enough sleep.  

  • Let your child relax and play outside, if possible, to release testing anxiety.  

  • Talk to your child about their fears and worries and reinforce the idea that this test is only to help us understand where they need support and all that is expected of them is to do their best.  

Best practices for the day of the test:  

  • Ensure your student eats a protein-filled breakfast at home or gets to school early to eat breakfast without rushing.  

  • Ensure your student is at school for the entirety of the day. 

  • Ensure your student wears layers so that they can accommodate in case they get warm or cold during the hours of testing.  

Future assessment dates to ensure STAAR readiness and success: 

Elementary Common Assessments: 

  • Grades 3-5 Reading: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 

  • Grades 3-5 Math: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 

  • Grade 5 Science: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 

TEA Interim Assessment #2: 

  • Grades 3-5 Reading: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 

  • Grades 3-5 Math: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 

Elementary Common Assessment #2: 

  • Grade 5 Science: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 

Elementary STAAR Testing: 

  • Grades 3-5 Reading: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 

  • Grades 3-5 Math, Wednesday, April 24, 2024 

  • Grade 5 Science:  Wednesday, May 1, 2024 


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