High School STAAR Overview
High school students who entered the ninth grade in the 2011–2012 school year or later must take and pass certain required courses and EOC assessments to graduate from a Texas public high school. These are English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. history. If a student takes and passes any of these EOC assessments end-of-course exams in middle school, those scores will count toward their state testing requirements for graduation. For more information on the STAAR for high school students, download this PDF.