Question: Do Homeschooled Students Have To Take The Staar Test?

STAAR is a standardized test given in the state of Texas to primary and secondary students.

Private schools, charter schools and homeschooling students are not required to take it.

Do homeschooled students have to take state tests?

States with testing requirements for homeschooled students typically allow parents to use one of several nationally normed exams. College admissions and high school equivalency exams, including the ACT, SAT, PSAT, and GED, have also been approved to meet testing requirements in some states.

Do homeschoolers have to take Staar?

Homeschoolers do not take STAAR tests or end-of-course exams, either. Charter schools are public schools and must administer STAAR tests and end-of-course exams.

Do Texas homeschoolers have to take standardized tests?

Texas and 10 other states do not require home-schooling parents to register with the school district or state, or provide assessments on their children’s education. Home-schooled students in Texas don’t have to take standardized tests, learn a specific curriculum or be instructed by certified teachers.

Parent Qualifications

A few states require homeschool parents to meet basic educational qualifications such as having a high school diploma or GED, but the vast majority of states have no educational qualifications for homeschool parents. Read full brief.