Texas Algebra Ready

Texas Algebra Ready Initiative: Adding Opportunity for Texas Children


Elementary Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (ESTAR) and Middle School Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (MSTAR) Universal Screeners

The ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screeners are a formative assessment system administered to students in grades 2-8 to support instructional decisions. The content of the ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screener is based on algebra-readiness skills as identified in the Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points. Results can help teachers identify students who are in need of additional instructional support in their development of knowledge and skills that relate directly to algebra readiness. Teachers will be able to monitor students' risk status by administering comparable forms of the ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screeners in fall, winter, and early spring.

The 2017-2018 Administration Windows for the ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screener have been scheduled as follows:
Fall: August 21, 2017 - October 13, 2017
Winter: January 8, 2018 - February 9, 2018
Spring: April 23, 2018 - May 18, 2018

2018-2019 ESTAR/MSTAR assessment windows
The 2018-2019 ESTAR/MSTAR assessment windows will be announced during the elementary and middle school TEA Update sessions at the 2018 Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT). The dates for the assessment windows will be posted to the Texas Gateway and the Texas: Algebra Ready website after the conference.

The ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screeners can be accessed at https://estarmstar.org.

If you have questions or need assistance related to the Universal Screener, please contact mathtx@esc13.net.

Professional development resources are available at texasmathsupportcenter.org.