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"Staar Master helped us. Ours is a Title I campus. We beat or met the STAAR® scores most of the district campuses received."

- Olga S., Principal from DFW area



"ECS products have truly enhanced and prepared students for the state STAAR assessment. ECS has created a standard model for our students to be comfortable and confident on the STAAR test."

- Margaret L., Instructional Teacher Advisor from South Texas



"TAKS MASTER® helped our school achieve Exemplary Status for four years in a row–we are looking forward to the same result from STAAR MASTER!"

- Pam G., Grade 4 Lead Teacher from Northeast Texas



"Our Teachers appreciated having STAAR MASTER in the classroom. They praised the rigor of your products."

- Cary S., Elementary Instructional Supervisor from Rio Grande Valley



"I have always been extremely pleased with your products. I have done a side-by-side comparison with [competitor name] and [competitor name], and it was quite clear the only thing these companies changed was the front cover."

- Gail C., Junior High School Teacher from Dallas area


Developed based on TEA test blueprints.
Our product development process is based on the highest integrity standards. To create the new STAAR MASTER® books, we used information provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) about the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), including the documents and updates listed below.

Reflects key characteristics of STAAR.
Increased rigor. Items included in the STAAR MASTER books assess skills at a greater depth and level of cognitive complexity. Each item is identified by its level of cognitive complexity (low, moderate, high), with the majority of questions in each book falling within the moderate-high range.

Emphasis on readiness standards considered critical for success at a grade level. Items included in the STAAR MASTER books mirror the correct balance of readiness and supporting standards to provide meaningful, authentic practice for the STAAR.

More open-ended (griddable) items in math and science. STAAR MASTER math and science books include more griddable items so students can derive answers independently.

Assessment of process skills within context in math, science, and social studies. STAAR MASTER books reflect this important change. For example, most items in the math books assess both a knowledge skill and a process skill, with both skills identified for each item.

Includes brand-new material & strategies.

  • Brand-new material in all books 
  • Range of topics to interest students
  • Clear identification of tested skills
  • Repeated practice in a variety of contexts
  • Master list of standards and expectations
  • Correlation charts for selected subjects
  • Suggested teaching strategies
  • Bibliography of research references
  • Complete answer keys
  • Clear, consistent layout 

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STAAR MASTER® will prepare your classroom for success using a variety of instructional techniques! 



Plan a successful school year using STAAR MASTER:

 (Sample Lesson Plan for Reading and Mathematics)



STAAR MASTER® Practice Tests, Form A

Start the year by diagnosing your students' STAAR® strengths and weaknesses. Designed to mirror STAAR format, the Practice Tests allow you to benchmark students' TEKS understanding. Then, prepare targeted study plans for improvement by using the STAAR MASTER Companion and Student Practice Books.


STAAR MASTER® Companion Work Texts

The STAAR MASTER Companion series is ideally used in the fall. The open-ended format introduces the students to the STAAR®-eligible TEKS without overwhelming them with testing format. The open-ended format also helps students focus on constructing the correct answer rather than simply choosing an answer from a multiple-choice answer set.




STAAR MASTER® Student Practice Books

The STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books are geared toward continued TEKS practice and test preparation. The multiple-choice format prepares students for the rigor of traditional test-taking. The Student Practice Books combine the format you found in the diagnostic Practice Tests with the intense content focus you found in the Companion series.

STAAR MASTER® Practice Tests, Form B

As the test date approaches, the Practice Tests allow you to familiarize students with the concept of a timed test. This alternate version of the Practice Test helps you chart and measure student progress since the fall, as well as identify any remaining TEKS weaknesses.


STAAR MASTER® is ready to provide thorough STAAR preparation for your classroom. Great programs can be created for Reading, Mathematics, Writing, Science, and Social Studies!

Click here for more information and to download sample packets.


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Price List and Order Options



25% off all STAAR MASTER products.
Offer expires 5/31/2019. Use code SM25.


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Now you can take advantage of the Trade Up to STAAR MASTER offer and receive 30% off your STAAR MASTER order.

For a limited time, you can Trade In STAAR-prep material from another publisher and Trade Up to the popular STAAR MASTER products.

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STAAR MASTER DIGITAL includes formative assessments and digital instructional content to both diagnose a student’s level of proficiency and improve their understanding of the underlying standards. Request a Demo Today!



Leveraging PREPWORKS® award-winning computer adaptive learning platform, STAAR MASTER Digital is a unique combination of assessments, instructional activities, and reporting/analytics. These three elements work together to provide prescriptive instruction and increase outcomes for each student. The rigorous alignment to TEKS combined with real-time customized reporting helps teachers ensure coverage and competency in standards and benchmarks throughout the Academic Year. STAAR MASTER Digital is fully aligned to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).



STAAR MASTER Digital® delivers content according to a learner’s strengths and weaknesses. After assessing a student’s abilities in a set of related topics, individual difficulty levels are assigned to each lesson. With its proprietary Learning Positioning System® technology, STAAR MASTER Digital® identifies gaps in the student’s knowledge and delivers a customized set of lessons and practice. STAAR MASTER Digital is ideal for both first-time test-takers as well as re-testers and may be used as review and remediation throughout the academic year or as a targeted resource for semester-long and intensive programs.



With 44 national awards of excellence in education technology, including ISTE Best in Show three years in a row, Learning Positioning System® (LPS) technology is leading the industry in adaptive learning. LPS serves as a GPS in education, continuously measuring each student’s performance and potential in a given lesson and adapting the learning experience at every turn, according to level of difficulty, type of content, scope, and sequence. This proprietary platform maximizes student outcome.



With STAAR MASTER Digital® real-time reporting and analytics, students and teachers can easily track progress and performance in each lesson area and standard, with at-a-glance views for completion, mastery and time spent.



Order STAAR MASTER Digital Math 5, 6, 7, and 8 for release in August 2019. STAAR MASTER Digital Algebra 1 is available now for April 2019 test date. Additional subjects and grade levels are scheduled for release next year.



STAAR MASTER Digital is browser-based and features a responsive design for use on any device, including Chromebooks, laptops, iPads, tablets, and smartphones. Connectivity through LTI, Clever, and Google SSO ensures a seamless implementation.



STAAR MASTER Digital is backed by our new Score Guarantee. With almost 40 years of successful outcomes, we remain dedicated to advancing our students' achievements. To this end, we are proud to offer the STAAR MASTER® Score Guarantee to ensure schools and teachers achieve great success.



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STAAR MASTER Score Guarantee -- NEW FOR 2019!!

With almost 40 years of successful outcomes, we remain dedicated to advancing our students' achievements. To this end, we are proud to offer the STAAR MASTER Score Guarantee to ensure schools and teachers achieve great success.

STAAR MASTER Score Guarantee ensures that school performance, as measured by official STAAR results, will increase year over year when using the STAAR MASTER System (up to the top 10% in the state).  We believe in our products and stand by our results. If a qualifying school implements the STAAR MASTER System with fidelity and does not see an improvement in proficiency rates on the STAAR test, we will provide free replacement products for students who did not achieve a minimum passing score or higher on the STAAR, as well as free teacher training, to ensure that every student meets or exceeds the standards.

In pursuit of our mission, to help ALL students achieve academic success, we are proud to offer the STAAR MASTER Score Guarantee to Texas schools. 



STAAR MASTER Score Guarantee is available starting in Spring 2019 for the following products:

  • Grades 3-8 STAAR MASTER Math: Student Practice Books and Practice Tests
  • Grades 3-8 STAAR MASTER Reading: Student Practice Books and Practice Tests



To qualify for STAAR MASTER Score Guarantee, eligible schools and districts need to fully implement the STAAR MASTER System as demonstrated by:

  • Participation in annual STAAR testing in order to establish a year-over-year benchmark.
  • Purchase and use both STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books and Practice Tests.
  • Use the STAAR MASTER System for an entire grade level and subject area.1
  • A minimum of 90% of teachers for the given grade and subject must attend a complimentary 30-minute webinar on how to make the most of the STAAR MASTER System and how to use the Teacher Reference Guides for Differentiated Instruction.
  • Students must complete at least 90% of the activities in Student Practice Books and both Practice Tests.



We measure score improvement by first establishing a baseline benchmark – the school’s prior year official performance2 on the STAAR exam for the specific grade and subject. (Measurement will be at the school/campus level.) We are confident that current year performance will exceed the prior year.



In the event that the school’s performance does not improve year-over-year (excluding performance in the top 10% of the state), STAAR MASTER will provide free replacement products for students who did not achieve a minimum passing score or higher on the STAAR. 3 STAAR MASTER will provide an additional complimentary 30-minute virtual professional workshop (for teachers), focusing on helping re-testers achieve STAAR success.


1STAAR MASTER materials must be purchased for and used by at least 90% of the students in the specific grade and subject at the school. This is important as we will use official published STAAR results per grade and subject.

2Performance shall be measured by the percentage of students scoring at or above Approaches Grade Level (passing) on the STAAR.

3The provision of these additional services constitute the complete liability of STAAR MASTER under its guarantee and no refunds will be made or credits provided. 


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Download STAAR MASTER Reference Guides -- NEW FOR 2018!!

Reference guides are now available for grades 5-8 and Algebra 1!

Use the reference guides to quickly look up the page numbers by standard, all on one page. Makes differentiated instruction easy!

Available for Student Practice Books and Companion Student Work Texts.  Included in Teacher Guides this fall or available for download below.



Grade 1 Reference Guides:

Grade 2 Reference Guides:

Grade 3 Reference Guides:

Grade 4 Reference Guides:

Grade 5 Reference Guides:

Grade 6 Reference Guides:

Grade 7 Reference Guides:

Grade 8 Reference Guides:

Algebra I Reference Guide:



Download Detailed Sample Booklets

For more than 30 years, ECS has provided the most on-target materials when you need them. We promise our commitment will endure with the STAAR MASTER series.

Download Sample STAAR MASTER

Grade 1 Samples:

Grade 2 Samples:

Grade 3 Samples:

Grade 4 Samples:

Grade 5 Samples:

Grade 6 Samples:

Grade 7 Samples:

Grade 8 Samples:

Algebra I Samples:



STAAR MASTER Practice Tests are great for benchmark and formative assessments!

STAAR MASTER Practice Tests follow the blueprints for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR test). With this comprehensive resource:

  • student focus on mastery of all required skills
  • students build test-taking confidence
  • teachers easily address all the STAAR-eligible TEKS
  • teachers ensure depth of understanding based on built-in complexity levels


  • Reflect the kinds of items students might encounter on the actual STAAR
  • Broad range of topics and ideas of interest to students
  • Practice items focus on eligible TEKS-based standards
  • Items labeled for easy identification of the TEKS-based reporting category, standard, and expectations
  • Repeated practice for students in variety of contexts
  • "Griddable response" items (math), which reflect the format used randomly throughout the actual STAAR assessment

Teacher Guide (included free with your order) -

  • Overview of Practice Test and key characteristics of the STAAR program
  • Description of STAAR MASTER complexity levels
  • Master list of STAAR-eligible standards and expectations
  • Complete answer key (with corresponding complexity levels for the items)


Two forms of the STAAR MASTER Practice Test (Form A & B) NOW AVAILABLE! Grades 3-5 available in Spanish.

Great for benchmarking and diagnostics!


STAAR MASTER Practice Test Samples (Two forms available for purchase)


Thank you for your interest in the new STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books and Practice Tests. The ECS product development team worked diligently on this new series. To give you a general idea of the content and format of the STAAR MASTER books, we have uploaded sample pages for 3rd-8th grade above.

The format of the new STAAR MASTER books will be similar to the format of the new test. STAAR MASTER books will be just as great as the TAKS MASTER® books that your students have been using.

STAAR MASTER books will include all new reading passages, math problems, and writing activities. If you liked our very popular TAKS MASTER books, you will love the STAAR MASTER books.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information.


Order your STAAR MASTER Practice Tests today!


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STAAR Test Dates

The following chart outlines the upcoming STAAR Test dates for the 2018-2019 school year.


Test Date(s) Subjects
April 9, 2019

Grade 4 Writing
Grade 7 Writing

Grade 5 Mathematics
Grade 8 Mathematics

English I

April 10, 2019

Grade 5 Reading
Grade 8 Reading

April 11, 2019

English II

April 12, 2019

All make-up sessions must be completed by this date.

Assessment Window

May 6-8, 2018

Algebra I
U.S. History
May 13, 2019

Grades 3–4 Mathematics
Grades 6–7 Mathematics

Grade 5 Mathematics(retest)
Grade 8 Mathematics (retest)


May 14, 2019

Grades 3–4 Reading
Grades 6–7 Reading

English III (optional)

Grade 5 Reading (retest)
Grade 8 Reading (retest)

May 15, 2019

Grades 5 Science
Grades 8 Science

Algebra II (optional)

May 16, 2019

Grade 8 Social Studies

May 17, 2019

All make-up sessions must be completed by this date.


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STAAR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Packs & Pricing

Q. Why are single copies of the STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books not sold? 
A. We do not have a series that is sold as a single copy reproducible. The STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books are consummable items to be purchased for each studen in your classroom. The products are usually purchased by schools, not by individuals. They are also non-reproducible books. They are value-priced to provide one book per student.

Q. How are STAAR MASTER Teacher Guides sold?
A. A FREE Teacher Guide is included with each pack. For School Packs, an extra Teacher Guide will be included free for each additional 30 copies ordered.

Q. Can I share the STAAR MASTER materials with a teacher from another class?
A. As long as you are not breaking/violating the Copyright law. Note, these are not reproducible materials. They are value-priced to provide one book or practice test per student, even if divided between teachers or classrooms.

The Copyright statement in STAAR MASTER materials reads:
Copyright infringement is a violation of Federal Law.
© by ECS Learning Systems, Bulverde, Texas. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, translated, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any way or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without prior written permission from ECS Learning Systems.

Reproduction of any part of this publication for an entire school or for a school system, by for-profit institutions and tutoring centers, or for commercial sale is strictly prohibited.

Printed in the United States of America. STAAR MASTER is a registered trademark of ECS Learning Systems.

Q. Is ECS Learning Systems the Sole Source Provider of STAAR MASTER Material?
A. Yes, ECS Learning Systems is the Sole Source Provider of STAAR MASTER Material. To request a Sole Source letter or to submit a Sole Source form, please call a Customer Service Specialist at 1.800.688.3224.


Q. Are the STAAR MASTER books the same as the old TAKS MASTER books with new covers?
A. No. STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books have all-new content. Teachers tell us that competitors have simply changed the covers on old materials. Rest assured, as you have come to expect, we developed all-new, challenging content to prepare your students for the rigor of STAAR. 

Q. Do the STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books have the same passages and practice items as the TAKS MASTER books?
A. No. STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books have all-new content. Teachers tell us other publishers have repackaged old material. We developed new content.

Q. Do you have Figure 19 in the STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books?
A. Yes.

Q. Do the Writing books have writing prompts?
A. Yes, the Grade 4 & 7 Student Practice Books contain the writing prompts.

Q. How are the STAAR MASTER Practice Tests different from the STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books?
A. The Practice Tests are meant for assessment and not for teaching the TEKS standards. They may be used for diagnostic and prescriptive purposes. The Practice Tests are 24 to 32 pages long and do not contain as many questions per TEKS standard, whereas the Student Practice Books contain multiple questions to teach each TEKS standard.

Q. We’ve seen the sample, but how do we know what the entire book is like without seeing it?
A. We do not sample the entire book. We are sure that teachers will like the STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books, so we offer a hassle-free guarantee.

Q. Is there an assessment at the end of the STAAR MASTER Student Practice Book for Math?
A. No. STAAR MASTER Practice Tests are available for assessment.

Q. Is there a pretest or diagnostic test with the STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books?
A. No. STAAR MASTER Practice Tests are available to use as a pre-test and/or a diagnostic test.

Q. Will the STAAR MASTER Practice Test be enough to prepare students for the STAAR test?
A. The STAAR MASTER Practice Tests cannot substitute for the Student Practice Books. The Practice Tests are meant for assessment.

Q. Will the STAAR MASTER Series be updated for the new math TEKS?
A. We are currenlty revising our STAAR MASTER® Student Practice Books and Practice Tests to align with the new math TEKS. The Student Practice Books and Practice Tests for grades 3-5 will be available this September, and the Student Practice Books and Practice Tests for grades 6-8 will be available this December. You may even place advance orders for these products, if you wish. To do so, you may contact our customer care department at 1.800.688.3224.


Q. How do you know what is on the STAAR test?
A. In developing the STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books, ECS relied on information and publications provided by the Texas Education Agency, including the following publications:

• Eligible Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for all subjects and grade levels
• STAAR Blueprints for all subjects and grade levels
• 2011 Released Test Questions for all subjects and grade levels
• Assessing Process Skills for Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics
• Test Design Schematics (Reading, Grades 3–8 and Writing, Grades 4 and 7)
• Griddable Item Format for Science and Mathematics

Q. How do your books match up with the released samples?
A. ECS has used TEA’s released samples as a guide, along with the other information and publications provided by TEA.

Q. Will revisions be made once we all see the full exam?
A. ECS constantly reviews and revises its products. Any major changes revealed in the full exam will be addressed in future editions of our books or through supplements to the books.


Q. Do you have practice items online (web-based)?
A. Not yet.

Q. When will STAAR MASTER products be in teacher supply stores?
A. We do not have a definite publication date.

Q. Do you have STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books in Spanish for Writing?
A. STAAR MASTER Student Practice Books in Spanish for writing are not yet available.


Download and Print the STAAR FAQ


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Research References

STAAR – A New Assessment Model: A Comparison of Assessment Attributes (TAKS to STAAR)

STAAR – Assessing Process Skills

STAAR – Eligible Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), Reading, Math, Writing, Social Studies, and Science, Grades 3–8

Test Design and Setting Student Performance Standards for STAAR, Grades 3–8

Blueprints for STAAR, Reading, Math, Writing, Social Studies, and Science, Grades 3–8

STAAR – Test Design Schematics, Reading and Writing, Grades 3-8; House Bill 3 Transition Plan


Research Letters/Additional Information:


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ECS Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

If for any reason a product does not meet your needs or expectations, we will be most happy to assist you with a quick, hassle-free exchange, credit, or refund. Simply contact our Customer Care Product Specialists for instructions and a return authorization number. All returns must be in resalable condition and returned within 30 days of receipt. Shipping/handling/insurance charges cannot be refunded. When you receive your order, please check it carefully to be sure it meets your satisfaction before applying school stamps, bar code labels, etc. Stamped or processed books cannot be returned.

Please note, STAAR MASTER Practice Tests are non-returnable.

If materials are sent back by UPS/FedEx, please use our street address: 2709 Bulverde Rd., Bulverde, TX 78163.

If your materials are returned by U.S. Postal Service, please use P.O. Box 440, Bulverde, TX 78163-0440.


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Note: STAAR MASTER is a registered trademark of ECS Learning Systems. STAAR is a registered trademark of Texas Education Agency. STAAR MASTER and ECS Learning Systems. are not affiliated with or sponsored by the Texas Education Agency or the State of Texas. TAKS MASTER is a registered trademark of ECS Learning Systems.


Conditions of Sale

Please note that ECS Learning Systems. is the sole provider of STAAR MASTER products to public school teachers, public schools and independent School Districts. ECS Learning Systems does not allow other companies or individuals to sell/distribute these materials. The purchase/use of STAAR MASTER products by for-profit enterprises and tutoring services is strictly prohibited. The buyer of STAAR MASTER products is prohibited from selling/distributing them using any means.



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