2012–2013 Testing Calendar

NOTE: The list below does not include tests that parents sign students up for, tests that affect a very small number of students (e.g., DeBakey entrance exam), and tests that are initiated as part of a procedure (e.g., English-language-skills testing as part of the enrollment process). However, the dates of upcoming administrations of the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT (at participating locations) have been noted as a courtesy. Visit the College Board Web Site for details.


September 2012

  • September 4–7: TMSFA (grades 6-8, beginning of year) 
  • September 10–14: G/T #1: NNAT-2, Stanford-10/Aprenda-3 test (G/T applicants and students new to HISD without abilities or achievement test scores)
  • September 10–18: TMSFA (grades 6-8, beginning of year)
  • September 10–21: TPRI/Tejas-LEE (grades 1-2 and grade 3 (optional), beginning of year)
  • September 10–24: Prekindergarten assessment

October 2012

  • October 8–19: TPRI/Tejas-LEE (kindergarten, beginning of year) 
  • October 22–25: TAKS exit-level ELA retest (grades 11 and 12)
  • October 29–November 2: Credit by Exam (students attempting credit recovery or credit advancement)

November 2012

  • November 5–16: High Frequency Word Exam (HFWE; grades 1 and 2, beginning of year)

December 2012

  • December 3: STAAR EOC (restest: algebra I and II, geometry, physics, chemistry, biology, world history, US history, world geography, English I and III, writing)
  • December 3–7: GT: NNAT-2 (kindergarten, grade 5)
  • December 3–14: Stanford 10 and Aprenda-3 (kindergarten)
  • December 4: STAAR EOC (restest: algebra I and II, geometry, physics, chemistry, biology, world history, US history, world geography, English I and III, reading)
  •  December 5: STAAR EOC (restest: algebra I and II, geometry, physics, chemistry, biology, world history, US history, world geography, English II, writing)
  • December 6: STAAR EOC (restest: algebra I and II, geometry, physics, chemistry, biology, world history, US history, world geography, English II, reading)
  • December 7: STAAR EOC (restest: algebra I and II, geometry, physics, chemistry, biology, world history, US history, world geography, English)  
  • December 10–14: STAAR EOC (restest: algebra I and II, geometry, physics, chemistry, biology, world history, US history, world geography)

January 2013

  • January 7–April 19: STAAR/STAAR-M Testing
  • January 8–22: TMSFA (grades 6-8, middle of year)
  • January 12–19: G/T#2: NNAT-2 and Stanford-10, Aprenda-3 (G/T applicants and LEP students new to HISD)
  • January 14–22: Prekindergarten assessment (middle of year)
  • January 14–25: TPRI/Tejas-LEE (grades K-2, grade 3 (optional), middle of year)

February 2013

  • January 7–April 19: STAAR/STAAR-M Testing
  • February 4–15: High Frequency Word Exam (grades 1 and 2)

March 2013

  • January 7–April 19: STAAR/STAAR-M Testing
  • March 4: TAKS/TAKS-M exit-level ELA (retest)
  • March 5: TAKS/TAKS-M exit-level math (retest)
  • March 6: TAKS/TAKS-M exit-level science (retest)
  • March 7: TAKS/TAKS-M exit-level social studies (retest)
  • March 18–April 10: TELPAS online assessment (LEP students, grades K–12)

April 2013

  • January 7–April 19: STAAR/STAAR-M Testing
  • March 18–April 10: TELPAS online assessment (grades K-12)
  • April 1: STAAR EOC (English I and III, writing)
  • April 2: STAAR/STAAR-M (grade 4 and 7, writing; grade 5 and 8, math); STAAR EOC (English I and III, reading)
  • April 3: STAAR/STAAR-M (grade 4 and 7, writing; grade 5 and 8, reading); STAAR EOC (English II, writing)
  • April 4: STAAR EOC (English II, reading)
  • April 5: STAAR/STAAR-M/STAAR EOC (make-ups)
  • April 8–19: TPRI/Tejas-LEE (grades K-2, grade 3 (optional), end of year)
  • April 22:TAKS/TAKS-M exit-level ELA (retest)
  • April 22–26: High Frequency Word Evaluation (HFWE, end of year)
  • April 23: STAAR/STAAR-M (grade 3–4 and 6–7, math); TAKS/TAKS-M exit-level math (grade 11, retest) 
  • April 24: STAAR/STAAR-M (grade 3–4 and 6–7, reading; grade 5 and 8, science); TAKS/TAKS-M exit-level science (grade 11, retest)
  • April 25: STAAR/STAAR-M (grade 8, social studies); TAKS/TAKS-M exit-level science, social studies (grade 11, retest)
  • April 26: STAAR/STAAR-M/STAAR EOC make-ups 
  • April 29–May 10: Prekindergarten Assessment (end of year)
  • April 30–May 14: TMSFA (grades 6–8, end of year)

May 2013

  • May 6–17: STAAR EOC (algebra I and 2, geometry, physics, chemistry, biology, world history, US history, world geography)
  • May 6–14: Stanford 10, Aprenda 3 (grades 1–8)
  • May 14–15: STAAR/STAAR-M (grade 5 and 8, retest)
  • May15–17: G/T#3: NNAT-2 (GT applicants)
  • May 16–17: STAAR/STAAR-M (grade 5 and 8, make-ups)

June 2013

  • June 10–13: Credit By Exam (Applicants all grades)
  • June 25: STAAR/STAAR-M (grade 5 and 8, math retest)
  • June 26: STAAR/STAAR-M (grade 5 and 8, reading retest)
  • June 27: STAAR/STAAR-M (grade 5 and 8, make-ups)

July 2013

  • July 8: TAKS/TAKS-M exit-level ELA (retest); STAAR EOC (English I and III, writing)
  • July 9: TAKS/TAKS-M exit-level math (retest); STAAR EOC (English I and III, reading)
  • July 10: TAKS/TAKS-M exit-level science (retest); STAAR EOC (English II, writing)
  • July 11: TAKS/TAKS-M exit-level social studies (retest); STAAR EOC (English II, reading)
  • July 15–18: STAAR EOC (non-ELA subjects)

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