Welcome to the Royse City ISD Testing and Accountability Department Page

We are here to serve you and your child by providing assessments to promote student learning and continuous academic measures of your child’s progress.  

The Office of Accountability coordinates five functional areas related to state and federal grants, assessment, evaluation, accountability and data reporting. Our purposes are to:


STAAR replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) in the spring of 2012. The STAAR program at grades 3–8 assess the subjects listed below:

  • Grade 3 – reading and mathematics (English and Spanish versions)
  • Grade 4 – reading, mathematics, and writing (English and Spanish versions)
  • Grade 5* – reading, mathematics, and science (English and Spanish versions)
  • Grade 6 – reading and mathematics
  • Grade 7 – reading, mathematics, and writing
  • Grade 8* – reading, mathematics, science and social studies


Student Success Initiative (SSI)

Enacted by the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and modified by the 81st Texas Legislature in 2009, the Student Success Initiative (SSI) grade advancement requirements apply to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) reading and mathematics tests at grades 5 and 8.

Beginning in spring 2014, students in grades 5 and 8 who participate in STAAR L will be held to the Student Success Initiative requirements. Students in grades 5 and 8 who participate in STAAR L will have three opportunities to pass the STAAR L mathematics test and three opportunities to pass the STAAR reading test.

As specified by these requirements, a student may advance to the next grade level only by passing these tests or by unanimous decision of his or her grade placement committee that the student is likely to perform at grade level after additional instruction.


High School

At high school, grade-specific assessments will include 5 end-of-course (EOC) assessments: Algebra I, biology, English I (R&W), English II (R&W), and U.S. history.

TEC§39.025(b) indicates that a student “may retake an end-of-course assessment instrument for any reason.”

  • Grade 9 – STAAR EOC – algebra I, English I, biology
  • Grade 10- STAAR EOC- English II
  • Grade 11-STAAR EOC- U.S. History



STAAR (General) Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding the Confidential Student Report

Assessment Resources for Students and Parents

Texas Education Agency (TEA)  |  Visit

TEA: Student Assessment Division  |  Visit

TEA: Student Assessment Reporting  |  Visit

Assessment Results for Individual Students
Parents and students can access the state’s Student Portal to view recent and historical test data  |  Visit

Assessment Summary Results by State, Region, District and Campus
View statewide assessment summary results by state, region, district and campus  |  Visit

State Accountability  |  Visit

Federal Accountability  |  Visit

Student Success Initiative (SSI)  |  Visit

Curriculum Contacts

Glenda Angle
Curriculum Coordinator for Math and Science
Dana Grieb
Curriculum Coordinator for Secondary ELAR and Social Studies
Amy Hopkins
Instructional Support Coordinator
Valerie James
Curriculum Coordinator for Elementary Mathematics
Amber Medlin
Administrative Assistant
Kathy Milton
Director of Assessment & Accountability
Julia Robinson
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
Zach Snow
Coordinator of STEAM and Innovation
Kristen Weichel
Curriculum Coordinator for Elementary ELAR