Testing Calendars

IMPORTANT: The online version of the 2020-2021 Calendar of Events has been updated to reflect date changes to test administration, reporting and score results available in portal for TELPAS, TELPAS Alternate and STAAR Alternate 2.


For the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), the first week of testing is the main administration week for both paper and online. The testing calendar for online testing will be extended for a total of five weeks for April and May administrations and a total of two weeks for December and June administrations.

By registering to test STAAR online, a district is choosing more flexibility associated with online testing. This flexibility allows a district to schedule STAAR math, reading, science, and social studies tests on any school day during the optional, extended, online testing window. Districts will also have the ability to test on Mondays beginning in week two of the optional extended online testing window.

Due to test security issues, tests with writing components do not have the same flexibility. STAAR grade 4 writing, grade 7 writing, English I, and English II are included in the spring five-week online testing window extension but have been assigned designated days within each week of the extension. English III does not have an extended window, and English I and English II do not have extended testing windows in December or June. Districts that have conflicts and need to adjust the scheduled administration of STAAR grades 4 or 7 writing, English I, English II, or English III must notify the TEA's Student Assessment Division by completing a test date change noticeA change in the administration date for any of these tests will apply to all students on a campus. English III does not have an extended window. 

For STAAR Alternate 2, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will offer a two-week preview window and an extended, six-week test administration window.  

For the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) grades 2–12 reading assessments, TEA will offer an extended, seven-week test administration window. Grades K–1 reading and grades K–12 listening, speaking, and writing domains will be assessed in a six-week assessment window.  

For TELPAS Alternate assessments, TEA will offer an extended, seven-week test administration window.