Eanes, Lake Travis ISDs call off STAAR testing April 6 in light of statewide technology issues

School districts throughout Texas experienced a testing outage when attempting to conduct the STAAR exam April 6. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
School districts throughout Texas experienced a testing outage when attempting to conduct the STAAR exam April 6. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

School districts throughout Texas experienced a testing outage when attempting to conduct the STAAR exam April 6. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Throughout Texas, technology outages have caused school districts, including Eanes and Lake Travis ISDs, to suspend STAAR, or the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, for April 6.

“At this time, Eanes ISD has decided to suspend STAAR testing for today so teachers and students can resume normal classroom instruction,” a release from EISD said.


Fourth- and seventh-grade students at EISD were scheduled to take the writing portion of the STAAR exam online at roughly 8:35 a.m. However, soon thereafter, campuses experienced an outage while utilizing the state’s testing network, according to a release from EISD.

Students at LTISD experienced similar challenges while conducting the exam, causing a postponement of STAAR, according to an update from the district’s Twitter account.

In response, The Texas Education Agency issued communications to school districts confirming the statewide connectivity issues. According to TEA’s most recent update, those issues have not been resolved, and districts should receive further guidance the morning of April 7.
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.