What is STAAR 2.0 and what do I need to know?
Beginning in the Spring of 2023, STAAR will be redesigned (STAAR 2.0) to align more closely with effective classroom instruction, reinforcing the importance of having students show what they know in a variety of ways. We’ll explore how literacy teachers and leaders can renew their focus on instruction through the lens of the STAAR redesign.

Rather than preparing for STAAR 2.0 through “drill and kill” of all the new STAAR item types, we encourage literacy teachers and leaders to better understand how three specific instructional priorities are aligned to the new item types. Infusing opportunities for learning around these three instructional priorities will promote student growth and equip students to tackle the thinking associated with STAAR 2.0 with competence and confidence. Additionally, we’ll explore how literacy teachers and leaders can be champions of the process standards and the instructional strategies playlist through our STAAR 2.0 Instructional Connections resource.

This overview helps literacy teachers and leaders:

  • explore the elements of the redesigned STAAR test
  • align thinking in the classroom to STAAR 2.0
  • adapt instruction to re-emphasize the role of process


  • audience: literacy teachers and leaders
  • learning mode: virtual
  • date/time: July 26, 2023 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CDT