It's that time of year, when students around the Lone Star State take the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test, to test, well...their academic readiness.

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The standardized test is used as the Texas Education Agency's barometer for academic growth around the state – but it's seen its fair share of criticism.

Here are 10 questions, taken from the 2017 eighth grade STAAR math test, that show just how difficult the test can be:

(Don't see a quiz? Go here. Keep reading beneath the quiz.)

Yeah, not so easy, is it? The part of the STAAR test even more maligned than the math section is the reading portion. Below (or here) you will find a 5th grade STAAR reading test from 2017.

2017 5th grade STAAR reading test by wfaachannel8 on Scribd

You can find the answer key to the reading test here. See the answer key to the math test below this über-topical GIF.


Math answer key

1) A; 2) H; 3) D; 4) G; 5) G; 6) G; 7) B; 8) J; 9) 6; 10) B