Quick Guide for STAAR Test for students

Here are some steps you should follow for having better test results.


Make your mind ready

Be mentally prepared for the test, with an assurance that you have prepared well for the test and it is not different from any other school test. Secondly you know what kind of questions are going to there in the test.


Proper breakfast

Have proper food on the day of the test so you are not distracted and can focus better on giving the test.


Stress free

Remember the words of inspiration told by your parents and their confidence in you that you will perform well. Relax and give the test with a calm mind. You will score well.


Good Sleep

A good sound sleep is always helpful in making your concentration better and keep you fresh for the test day.


Quick Tips for Test

  • Don’t take much time on a question, mark it and go on.
  • Once you’re done with all questions, go through all the questions once again to be sure that you didn’t miss any question.
  • Once you’ve answered the question you know, go to the questions where you were not sure about the answers and try to answer them again. Do not leave it blank or unanswered.
  • Write down the formulas you know and draw the graph and figures wherever needed, to have a better understanding of the question.
  • Circle the answer properly in the Assessment sheet without rewriting it.



Like this Quick guide there is quick way to revise and prepare for STAAR Test. It is the STAAR Math preparation app, which gives you a set of sample questions and gives you an experience of the test questions and revision with the performance reports and explanations. Have a look http://www.mathbuddyonline.com/staar/


All the best for the test week.

Tips for performing better in STAAR Test.

Here are some tips which will help children to perform better in STAAR test. STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) administered by Texas Education Agency (TEA).


  • Cultivate discipline from start of the school year – do homework, class work diligently. Understand, practice and review regularly.
  • Focus and improve on child’s weak areas. Practice more in those areas and review.

Encourage your children

Engaging students with math problem in conversations will help improve their confidence. Sometimes making children realize about their true potential helps them to overcome their inner fears about their on-going situation. But once they realize they can do it and it is not different than other school tests, they will perform significantly better with this freshly gained confidence.


Sample Test

Schools do sample tests as class work and home work. Still, my son in 3th grade was worried about the kind of questions that would come in the actual test, I went to http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/staar/ and then my child was a bit relaxed. Also, additional practices of simulated tests done in a regular interval of time shall make them confident to take the real test.


Eat well & Sleep well

Heavy breakfast is good for the test week and other time too. With proper meal and good sleep make the child fresh and help them focus and perform better.



A child should get some free time to play and relax the mind with friends after a session of study. Keeping the mind off on something else is better for having a fresh start for the next study session or sample test after the playtime.

Rewards-Incentive to perform

We should take the child out for buying their favorite color pencils, new t-shirts, and some promise gifts for later. Also having lunch at their favorite food place and ice-cream give them a ‘cherry on top’ experience for your child.


Word of Inspiration

Write a note of inspiring words showing the child how much you trust them and are sure about their success like ‘I know you will come out with flying colors’ will boost the child’s confidence to another level bringing up a smile on their face before they give the test.


Mathbuddy has released practice tests for STAAR based on the TEA’s requirement and practice as an app. Children can practice and the quick revision by taking the tests will enable them perform better. Please visit http://www.mathbuddyonline.com/staar/ for more details.


Have a great test week & best of luck to all the children!!!

Good resources for STAAR Test preparations

Ever since STAAR (The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) was introduced in 2012 by Texas Education Agency (TEA), the educators and parents are looking for some good resources for students to prepare for STAAR Test. TEA’s website (http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/staar/) provide resources and previous year tests for practice. STAAR is a measure of student’s skill and understanding of the subject for their grade level.

There are several resources from private and other organization for student’s success in STAAR. Now, there are many apps available in iOS, Android and other online resources in web developed by education companies and volunteers to cater to this need of educators and parents. These choices are challenging as there are too many.

Some suggested criteria to choose online material as it may vary with each person are

  • Is the content or practice covering the full STAAR curriculum or not?
  • Is it modelled after the TEA’s STAAR tests or not?
  • Do they provide sufficient material or not?
  • Do they provide a performance report or not if it is a practice test?
  • Do they provide a detailed Assessment of the test if it is a practice test?


Based on their evaluation, parents and teachers can make their choice to use it for their students. Math Buddy has made an effort to research TEA resources and other resources and generated math problems aligned to STAAR for students to practice. That has resulted in apps for STAAR Math Practice. Math Buddy has made every effort to fulfill the above criteria. We ask for you to explore yourself and decide.

The link is http://www.mathbuddyonline.com/staar/


All the best for the test week



Summers are not just about hot sun, chilled water, ice creams and mangoes. It is the best time of the year; the long awaited summer vacations and is possibly the happiest time in the school life. It usually lasts for about two months or so.

Most of the parents during this duration think, “What should my kids do for this summer productively?”, and subsequently end up with ‘n’ number of options. It is the best time to pertain some recreational activities. You can make the summer vacation wonderful if you have made a plan for this great time! Discuss with your children and find out some topics of their interest and benefit.

Here are some things which you can get your kids started with:

Develop a hobby – Let your kids take up a hobby, for example, music, dance, craft work, art or learn new software etc. This will enhance your children’s personality and interest. By doing so, they can grow creativity and knowledge simultaneously.

Learn a new language – Learning a new language is an enjoyment and gain of knowledge at the same time.

Get a library membership – Visit the local library or bookstore and get a membership.Reading is a great activity for summer and it will help them to brush up on their reading skills.

Join a summer camp – Many schools offer summer programs to enrich children’s hobbies. Check with your nearby school and colleges in the area to see if there’s a summer program available.

Take a Trip – Assign the kids a location for a day trip into the nearest big city or the closest beach. Let them plan and help in organizing the trip. This is a great way for kids to practice their organization and time management skills.

Summer is to enjoy. Every kid should have his/her share of fun. Parents should take all efforts to make the process fun for kids and therefore should productively plan on how they can keep their kids occupied during the summer.

Happy Vacation from Math Buddy

Now you can access Math Buddy from your Tablets and iPads

Now you can access Math Buddy from your Tablets and iPads

Happy to announce the availability of your favorite Math Buddy activities, smart sheets and assessments on tablets and iPads. Now you can access Math Buddy from your Tablets and iPads The Math Buddy team has been working very hard for quite some time to convert all our Flash based content to platform independent HTML5 code base. Finally, we have seen the light at the end of the tunnel, and we are happy to say that we have done our best to provide a great user experience.

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