STAAR US History Practice Test

If you need help studying for the STAAR US History test or just want some more information about what the test is like, you’ve come to the right place.

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What’s on the Test?

Questions: 64
Time limit: 4 hours

The STAAR US History test contains 64 questions and is timed at 4 hours. Some of the questions on the test are multiple-choice, but many of the questions fall under one of the following question types:

  • Multiselect
  • Multipart
  • Hot text
  • Hot spot
  • Inline choice
  • Drag and drop
  • Text entry
  • Constructed response

Let’s take a closer look at the four sections of the test:

28-30 questions

The questions in the History section generally cover key events, people, and policies throughout US history. Some topics may include:

  • The Industrial Revolution
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • The Great Depression
  • The Civil Rights Movement

10-12 questions

The questions in the Geography and Culture section generally cover how geography has influenced US expansion, migration patterns, and cultural interactions.

8-10 questions

The questions in the Government and Citizenship section generally cover the structure and functions of the US government, the Constitution, civic responsibilities, and the roles of citizens in a democratic society.

14-16 questions

The questions in the Economics, Science, Technology, and Society section generally cover economic trends, the impact of technological innovations on society, and the interrelation between scientific advancements and economic development.

STAAR Test Scores

The STAAR US History test is scored using a scaled scoring method. Here’s how it works:

For every question you answer correctly, you get one point added to your raw score, which can reach a maximum of 78 points. At the end of the test, your final raw score will be converted to a scaled score. This scaled score will range somewhere between 1420 and 6750.

The reason your raw score is converted to a scaled score is because everyone that takes the test is given a slightly different set of questions. Since everyone has a different arrangement of questions, and because some questions are harder than others, converting your raw score to a scaled score ensures a more even playing field.

Your final score will fall into one of four performance levels:

Retaking the Test

If you didn’t get the score you wanted on your first try, that’s okay! You can take the test again during any testing administration window.

STAAR US History Study Guide and Flashcards

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How many questions are on the STAAR US History test?


The test contains 64 questions in total.


What is the time limit for the STAAR US History test?


The test is timed at 4 hours. However, TEA no longer enforces a strict maximum time for STAAR tests, which means you are allowed to continue taking the test up to end of the school day if you need to.


What is a good STAAR US History test score?


To fall under a performance level that meets or exceeds your grade level, you should aim for a scaled score of at least 4000.