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2018 7th Grade STAAR Test

All seventh graders attending public schools in the State of Texas are required to take the 7th Grade STAAR Test. This test is designed to measure the student’s academic progress and standpoint. A strong STAAR score can open doors to an array of possibilities in the future, including exclusive academic programs and universities.

Related to the STAAR in terms of content and testing methods, the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) is a widely used admissions test by independent and elite academic programs. Find out more about the ISEE test.

Students in 7th grade take three STAAR tests: Math, Writing, and Reading. Like the sixth grade STAAR Test, each section receives its own separate testing day. The 2018 STAAR Dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 10: Writing
  • Monday, May 14: Math
  • Tuesday, May 15: Reading

After completing the test, students' scores fall into one of the three performance standards:

  • Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
  • Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance
  • Level III: Advanced Academic Performance

Read more about the STAAR Performance Standards on our STAAR FAQ page.

7th Grade STAAR Math Test

The main goal of the 7th Grade STAAR Math Test is to evaluate the seventh grader’s knowledge of mathematical concepts taught during the academic year. For the seventh-grade curriculum this may include fractions, graph analysis, measurements, and specific number properties.

To help your child brush up on his or her math skills, try our generic math practice pack. Adaptable to all levels, our pack contains questions and information perfect for brushing up on old skills and pinpointing your child's level. All in all, there are 50 multiple-choice questions, and four open-ended exercises. Students are not permitted to use calculators. They are given the option to use graphing paper and reference sheets, though.

7th Grade STAAR Writing Test

The 7th Grade STAAR Writing Test is designed to assess the student’s knowledge of factors such as syntax, grammar, and spelling. The exam itself contains four passages, with each passage being no more than 300-550 words long. The texts are followed by a series of questions.

All the exercises on the exam are multiple-choice; some require revision, while others require editing. There are about 17 questions altogether. In addition, there is a writing prompt at the end of the exam to test the seventh grader’s writing ability.
Related to the STAAR in terms of content and testing methods, the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) is a widely used admissions test by independent and elite academic programs. Find out more about the ISEE test.

7th Grade STAAR Reading Test

The 7th Grade STAAR Reading Test assesses a student’s ability to actively read and interpret a text. The test contains six pieces of text from both fiction and non-fiction sources. Each text is no less than 500 words, and no more than 900.

There is a total of 50 questions on the exam. Questions focus on factors such as theme, opinion, and purpose. By the seventh grade, students are expected to exhibit a more sophisticated level of analysis and should therefore be as prepared as possible by the day of the test.

7th Grade STAAR Practice

Feeling comfortable under testing conditions can help your child feel at ease on the day of the test

To help your seventh grader feel accustomed to a standardized testing format, we recommend our OLSAT Level F Practice Pack, designed for grades 6-8, allowing your child to improve certain skills at a rate that works for him or her.


Related to the STAAR in terms of content and testing methods, the OLSAT test is a gifted test used by elite academic programs. Find out more about the OLSAT test.

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