Exams Needed to Graduate.
Apart from passing a class and earning the credit for class, the State of Texas requires that students take exams in order to gradate. There are currently two exams: TAKS (which is being phased out) and the new STAAR Tests (also known as End-of Course Exams). STAAR stands for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. Below are links to documents to these tests.