Can I use another test score as an alternative to passing STAAR?

  • Substitute Assessments

    To satisfy their testing requirements for graduation, students can use multiple assessments (eg. SAT, PSAT, ACT) in place of STAAR EOC assessments, AFTER a student has at least attempted the STAAR EOC. Details on which assessment can currently be used for this purpose can be found on the TEA webpage. 

     

    LISD provides several of the allowed exams for subsitution throughout students' high school years. Please see below chart. 

     

    LISD Substitute Assessments

    Algebra 1

    Test

    Score

    Grade

    Paid/Cost

    Registration

    PSAT 8/9

    450 or higher

    8th and 9th grade

    LISD pays- no cost to students in 8th or 9th grade

    No registration needed- enrolled 8th and 9th grade students are automatically registered

    PSAT/NMSQT

    480 or higher

    10th grade

    LISD pays- not cost to students in 10th grade

    No registration needed- enrolled 10th grade students are automatically registered

    PSAT/NMSQT

    510 or higher

    11th grade

    $16.00

    Register with Campus Testing Coordinator early in 1st semester

    SAT

    530 or higher

    11th grade

    LISD pays- no cost to students in 11th grade

    No registration needed- enrolled 11th grade students are automatically registered

    *alternate grade levels

    www.collegeboard.org

    TSI

    350 or higher

    10th-12th grade

    $5.00

    Register with Campus Testing Coordinator at www.lubbockisd.org/mhstesting

    *must have taken class and STAAR EOC previously

    ACT

    22 or higher

    11th-12th

    $58.50

    Register online at www.act.org

     

     

     

     

     

     

    English 1

    PSAT 8/9

    410 or higher

    8th and 9th grade

    LISD pays- no cost to students in 8th or 9th grade

    No registration needed- enrolled 8th and 9th grade students are automatically registered

    PSAT/NMSQT

    430 or higher

    10th grade

    LISD pays- not cost to students in 10th grade

    No registration needed- enrolled 10th grade students are automatically registered

    PSAT/NMSQT

    460 or higher

    11th grade

    $16.00

    Register with Campus Testing Coordinator early in 1st semester

     

     

     

     

     

     

    English 1 & 2

    SAT

    480 or higher

    11th grade

    LISD pays- no cost to students in 11th grade

    No registration needed- enrolled 11th grade students are automatically registered

    *alternate grade levels www.collegeboard.org

    TSI

    ENG II ONLY

    351+ Reading

    340+ Rev/Edit

    4+ Essay

    10th-12th grade

    $10.00

    Register with Campus Testing Coordinator at www.lubbockisd.org/mhstesting

    *must have taken class and STAAR previously

    ACT

    22 Reading

    18 English

    11th-12th

    $58.50

    Register online at www.act.org

    *Biology & US History- see Counselor

    or Campus Testing Coordinator for options