EYKTNA May 2021 Biology, US History and Algebra EOC/STAAR Testing

The final STAAR End of Course exams for US History, Algebra I and Biology will occur on May 4 and 5, 2021 and we’ve got all the information you need to know about right here.

The US History and Algebra I STAAR EOC Exams will take place on Tuesday, May 4, and the Biology STAAR EOC Exam will be on May 5. All students must test in person at TCHS. We are not allowed to test students remotely. Students who do not test on those dates will have the opportunity to make up their test in June or December.

Passing these STAAR EOC Exams is a requirement for high school graduation, so we take this very seriously. To prioritize the safety of our students who will be testing, May 4 and May 5 will be Asynchronous Instructional Days for all students not involved in a STAAR EOC Exam. Students who are not testing on May 4 and May 5 will remain at home and receive an assignment or activity from their teachers. This allows us to use the entire building for testing. Students who will be testing will be required to wear masks during the day, just as they would on a regular school day.


May 4 — Class of 2022 Current Juniors 11th Grade — US History Testing Rooms

May 4 — Class of 2024 Current Freshmen 9th Grade — Algebra I Testing Rooms

May 5 — Class of 2024 Current Freshmen 9th Grade — Biology Testing Rooms

Important information for 9th and 11th grade students with EOC and AP exam conflicts on May 4th and 5th.

11th grade students scheduled to take US History EOC and the AP Calculus AB or BC Exam on May 4th:

  • take the Calculus exam on May 4th
  • take the USH EOC on May 5th (check room assignments with counselors in the fishbowl on the morning of the exam)

9th grade students who are scheduled to take Algebra I EOC and AP Human Geography on May 4th:-

  • take the Human Geography exam on May 4th
  • take Alg I on May 6th (report to the Lecture Hall) 

Over this next year, TEA is moving all state assessments to an online format. Keller ISD will administer the May STAAR EOC Exams this school year online, unless a student’s §504 or IEP indicates a paper assessment is required. Also, due to the use of the Desmos Calculator Application for Algebra I students this year, Algebra I students will test on paper and use their Chromebook to access the Desmos Calculator Application. Algebra I students who have online testing as an accommodation will test on one Chromebook and use a second Chromebook for the Desmos Calculator Application.

All students are required to bring their charged Chromebook to school on their respective STAAR EOC Exam days. Practice tests are available on the testing application located on the lower left-hand corner of a student’s Chromebook. Screenshots are attached to this email explaining how to access the STAAR practice and tutorials. The technology department has recommended that all students update their Chromebooks prior to taking the online STAAR EOC Exams.

The US History, Algebra I, and Biology STAAR EOC Exams have a 4-hour time limit. Students will be eating lunch in their test centers, so they need to bring a sack lunch to school for their testing day. Students will be able to purchase a sack lunch before school in the Cafeteria if they do not bring one. No outside deliveries will be accepted. Child Nutrition will be providing free breakfast for students on STAAR EOC Exam days; breakfast will be for testing students only.

Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Students will have a specific room assigned for testing and will stay in that room to test and eat lunch. Students will be dismissed to return home upon the completion of testing around 1:30 p.m. Buses will run at the normal time after a regular school day in the event your student needs to wait at school and catch the bus home. Students will be allowed to wait in the Cafeteria for transportation. Remote students may park in the general parking areas in unpainted spots.

As always, students who are testing are expected to be well-rested, arrive on time, and be mentally prepared for testing.

View the Practice Test Document here:STAAR-Practice-Tests-and-Tutorials-How-ToDownload

The technology department has recommended that all students update their Chromebooks prior to taking the online EOC.

View the Chromebook Update Document here: Steps-for-Updating-ChromebooksDownload

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