Understanding Your Child's Score

Understanding Your Child's Score

Learn About Your Child’s Test Score in the STAAR Report Card

Every student who takes the STAAR test receives a STAAR Report Card that helps parents see where their child is doing well and where he or she may need extra help. 

Understanding the STAAR Report Card

Watch this video for a detailed look at what's inside the STAAR Report Card and how to use it.

A Walkthrough of the STAAR Report Card

No matter what grade your child is in, this grade 5 sample report will help you read the report, understand your child's STAAR results and see his or her progress from the previous year.


Your child’s scores include performance scores for each subject area. Here are the performance levels and what they mean:


Masters Grade Level

Shows mastery of the course content — student is on track for college and career readiness.

Meets Grade Level

Shows strong knowledge of course content — student is prepared to progress to the next grade.

Approaches Grade Level

Shows some knowledge of course content but may be missing critical elements — student may need additional support in the coming year.

Did Not Meet Grade Level

Shows a lack of basic understanding of course content — student needs significant support in the coming year.