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State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams

Students in Texas take State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests. The STAAR tests assess students reading, writing, science, and social studies skills.

Merit’s Language Arts and math software programs correlate to the STAAR tests. The content and format of Merit’s programs can help students develop and strengthen their test-taking skills as well as their reading, writing and math skills.

Students in grades 3-8 take the reading and mathematics exams.
Students in grades 4 and 7 take writing exams.
Students in grades 5-8 take science exams.
Students in grades 8 take the social studies exam.

Merit reading software has been proven -- through rigorous, scientifically based research -- to increase both student reading comprehension and standardized test scores. Merit research study findings reveal that education software is an effective tool to improve test scores and academic performance.

Published: July 2015

Merit Software's programs address the specific areas covered on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams .

Visit our Curriculum Correlations for Texas.