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Many schools limiting visitor access during STAAR testing

Many Denton ISD schools will limit visitor access during STAAR testing for the weeks of May 2 and May 9, with some schools closing access to visitors – including parents and guardians – for the benefit of test-taking students.

In order to ensure a distraction-free testing environment, some schools may not allow any visitors for the duration of testing. STAAR testing will take place at high schools Monday, May 2, to Friday, May 6, for a testing window for three exams. The following week, elementary and middle schools will begin testing on Monday, May 9. Elementary and high schools will test Tuesday, May 10, while all campus levels – elementary, middle and high – will have exams on Wednesday, May 11. On Thursday, May 12, only middle schools will have testing.
 
Friday, May 13, will serve as a make-up day for students of all grade levels who missed scheduled STAAR testing dates earlier in the week.
 
To see the full Texas Education Agency STAAR testing calendar, click here. To find out if a campus is closed to visitors during STAAR testing, please call the school’s front desk directly. Phone numbers for all campuses can be found at the bottom of their respective websites; a listing of school websites can be seen at the top of the Denton ISD website or by clicking here.
 
STAAR Testing Schedule (Weeks of May 2, May 9)
Date Test(s)
Monday, May 2
to
Friday, May 6
Algebra I
Biology
U.S. History 
Monday, May 9
Grade 3 Math
Grade 4 Math
Grade 6 Math
Grade 7 Math
Tuesday, May 10
Grade 3 Reading
Grade 4 Reading
 English III
Wednesday, May 11
Grade 5 Science
Grade 8 Science
Algebra II 
Thursday, May 12 Grade 8 Social Studies
Friday, May 13 Make-Up Exams