STAAR Testing for May: Dates & Procedures by School


Apr 2016
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Students at Melissa Schools will participate in STAAR testing during the first and second weeks of May. Please read below for important testing dates and other information specific to your child’s school and grade level.

Students should get a good night’s sleep and have a healthy breakfast the morning of testing. 

Harry McKillop Elementary
Monday, May 9:
  • 3rd Grade Math, 8:10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 10:
  • 3rd Grade Reading, 8:10 a.m.

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade do not test. Testing begins early – please be on time. The campus will be closed to visitors and volunteers. Students are encouraged to bring a great book to read after the test.

Melissa Ridge Intermediate
Monday, May 9:
  • 4th Grade Math, 8:00 a.m.
  • 5th Grade Math Re-Test, 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 10:
  • 4th Grade Reading, 8:00 a.m.
  • 5th Grade Reading Re-Test, 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 11:
  • 5th Grade Science, 8:00 a.m.

Students need to bring a water bottle, book to read after finishing the test, and any snacks/mints they may want throughout testing. Students can order a tray lunch from the cafeteria or bring their lunch (no microwaves are available). The most important thing is for students to take their time and try their best.

Melissa Middle School
 Wednesday, May 4:
  • Algebra EOC
 Monday, May 9:
  • 6th Grade Math
  • 7th Grade Math
Tuesday, May 10:
  • 6th Grade Reading
  • 7th Grade Reading
Wednesday, May 11:
  • 8th Grade Science
Thursday, May 12:
  • 8th Grade Social Studies

Snacks must be contained in a ziplock bag and choices that are not noisy or distracting, such as chips. Drinks are limited to bottled water and no more than two bottles of water will be allowed in the testing rooms. On May 9-10, 7th grade students will not have athletics before school and are to report to the cafeteria by 8:30 a.m. On May 11-12, 8th grade students will not have athletics before school and are to report to the cafeteria by 8:30 a.m.

Melissa High School
 Monday, May 2:
  • Algebra I EOC
 Tuesday, May 3:
  • U.S. History EOC
 Wednesday, May 4:
  • Biology EOC

Testing will also include students who are retesting from prior administrations in these subject areas. Please refrain from scheduling any appointments during this time, if at all possible.

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