STAAR Question Types - Examples

By Eva Brown
Last updated almost 2 years ago
15 Questions

Multiselect Questions

These are called Multiple Selection in Formative.

Which of the following ideas are conveyed in both "Red Crab Invasion" and "Monarch Magic"? Select two correct answers.

Multipart (Evidence-Based Selected Response) Questions

Multipart Questions can be created through using the Add Content Features. I have added a text block below and then created a Part A and Part B question to the right.

**One thing to note - Teachers should manually grade answers for Part B as we currently do not have the functionality to mark Part B wrong if Part A is incorrect.
This question has two parts.

This excerpt is from a newspaper article in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Dred Scott v. Sandford.

"Now there is no concealing the fact that under this decision the rights which the Free States have all along believed themselves to possess, are denied and can no longer be recognized. . . .

... [Slave Owner A] from Louisiana, may bring his family to New York City, with as many slaves to wait upon them as he chooses. ...[Slave Owner B] may also come from South Carolina, under similar circumstances and with a similar ... number of slaves. ... Then [Slave Owner A] may sell a part of his slaves to [Slave Owner B]. ...Under that decision slaveholders in [transit] might thus convert this Empire City into a slave-mart."

-From the New York Commercial Advertiser, The Anti-Slavery Bugle, March 21, 1857

PART A: How does the excerpt explain how tensions increased between the North and the South prior to the Civil War?


PART B: Which evidence from the excerpt supports the answer to Part A?

Drag and Drop Questions

Two different ways to do this: Drag and Drop question type or Categorize question type

Each characteristic listed was included in one of the government plans debated during the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

Move each characteristic to the plan that included it.

  • Supported by states with large populations
  • Supported by states with small populations
  • Representation determined by population
  • All states receive equal representation
  • Virginia Plan
  • New Jersey Plan
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Hot Spot


Different fronts are moving through the United States. What will be the next two cities on the map to experience colder temperatures if the fronts continue to move forward?


Our new Graphing question enables your students to graph functions, plot data, evaluate equations, explore transformations, and much more.

Graph this equation

  • Click the graph tab.
  • Click on the graph background to add a point. Add two points to create a graph. Drag a point or type in x and y coordinates to edit its position. Click on a point to delete it.

Equation Editor

Called Numeric

What is the solution to the inequality

Hot Text


This excerpt is from the U.S. Constitution.

Which phrase shows evidence of the Framers' commitment to the principle of consent of the government?

Select the correct answer.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
-Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

Inline Choice

An object __________ continues with the same __________.

Text Entry

Called Fill in the Blank
Text Entry is reproducible using the fill in the blank question types. Just write your question and use blanks for each part of the answer. For example:

What is -7 + 4?_______ _______
What is the solution to the equation
Enter your answers in the spaces provided.

_______ < _______

Short Constructed Response

Currently called Short Answer

Read the question carefully. Then enter your answer in the space provided.

In "Red Crab Invasion," what is one positive aspect of the red crab migration on Christmas Island? Support your answer with evidence from the article.

Match Table Grid


Mark the appropriate category for each animal based on your analysis of the texts.


Extended Constructed Response

Called Free Response

This is an example of a free response question. Students can answer any way they like - an essay, a video or audio response, an image, etc. Rubrics can be used to grade students' answers.