STAAR Parent Letter - Second Round

Dear Nacogdoches ISD Students and Families:

This week our high school students finished completing their Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History End Of Course (EOC) exams. Next week, our elementary and middle school students will begin their second round of STAAR testing.

Monday, May 8                      Grades 3-4 Mathematics

                                                Grades 6-7 Mathematics

                                                Grade 5 Mathematics (retest)

                                                Grade 8 Mathematics (retest)


Tuesday, May 9                      Grades 3-4 Reading

                                                Grades 6-7 Reading

                                               English III

                                                Grade 5 Reading (retest)

                                                Grade 8 Reading (retest)


Wednesday, May 10              Grade 5 Science

                                                Grade 8 Science

                                                Algebra II


Thursday, May 11                   Grade 8 Social Studies


Friday, May 12                       All make-up sessions for STAAR deadline 

Our students have worked hard. They have learned a lot. Now it’s their turn to be a shining STAAR! Our students should some really good gains in scores for the first round of STAAR.  Those results are very encouraging and all the credit goes to the hard work in the classroom. We are optimistic about these most recent results and look forward to additional gains during the second round of testing.

By working together, we can make your child’s test experience positive and successful. We believe in you!  Here are some suggestions that you can do to help your child succeed:

  • Make sure your child gets a good night’s rest
  • Have your child eat a healthy breakfast at home or in the cafeteria at school
  • Make sure your child arrives at school on time
  • Have your child dress comfortably
  • Have your child bring their glasses if they wear them
  • Leave electronic devices at home
  • Do not schedule appointments or early pick-up for testing dates
  • Gently encourage your child to do their best 

Parents, your support and encouragement will be important to the overall success of your child. With support from school and home, we believe our students will have a great testing experience this year!  We are so proud of you!



Sandra Dowdy Signature

Sandra Dowdy
NISD Superintendent