4th STAAR Writing April 20
4th Math STAAR May 11
4th Reading STAAR May 12
3rd Math STAAR May 18
3rd Reading STAAR May 19
Virtual Students will have a tour of the testing environment on the following dates:
4th Writing- April 14 3:30-4:15
4th Math and Reading- May 3rd 4:00-4:45
3rd Math and Reading- May 4th 3:30-4:15
Lovejoy ISD Spring State Testing FAQ
What requirements exist regarding state assessments? STAAR, STAAR Alternate 2, and TELPAS are required by state law to be offered by school systems. State law also requires that students take the assessments. (See Texas Education Code (TEC), Sections 39.023 and 39.027.) Additionally, these assessments fulfill federal assessment and accountability requirements as established in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESEA requires that students be assessed annually in grades 3–8, as well as once in high school, for certain subjects and requires that all English Learners (ELs) be assessed annually in English language proficiency.
What consequences are tied to state assessments for the 2020–2021 school year?
School systems and campuses must offer state assessments. Given the important academic information these assessments provide, school systems that offer remote instruction are required to take steps to encourage those students receiving remote instruction to participate in state assessments, including both adjustments to the testing environment for safety and outreach to parents of those students receiving remote instruction. Additionally, school systems may be subject to agency review if excessive absences for the assessment may occur.
For high school students, TEA is not lawfully authorized to waive graduation requirements.To meet assessment graduation requirements, students must have passed STAAR end-of-course (EOC) assessments, scored high enough on a substitute assessment, or met the requirements of an individual graduation committee.
Will my child have to come on campus to take the state tests?
To ensure equity for all students, a student must be present at a monitored testing session and must be supervised by a trained test administrator. Testing sessions will be held on Lovejoy ISD campuses and supervised by Lovejoy ISD staff.
What will Lovejoy ISD do to help ensure a safe environment for my child?
To address safety and health concerns, Lovejoy ISD will implement the following protocols:
Students will wear masks
Social-distancing practices will be implemented
Virtual learners will be kept separate from on-campus learners
Supplies will be individualized and will not be shared
Cleaning and sanitizing procedures will be implemented prior to and in between all testing sessions.
What happens if my child is ill or in quarantine on the specified testing date?
Campuses will work to provide makeup testing dates and times to students who are absent due to quarantine or illness. The state has provided us a longer assessment window during the 2020-2021 school year in order to provide flexibility to address these situations.
Is there a way that I can choose to opt out of state testing for my child during the 2020-2021 school year?
TEA has kept state testing requirements in place for districts for the 2020-2021 school year. Lovejoy ISD does not have a way for parents to opt out of testing for their child.