Algebra 1 STAAR Released Tests ( Source: Texas Education Agency )
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Algebra 1 STAAR Reporting Categories
RC1 
RC2 
RC3 
RC4 
RC5 
Algebra 1 STAAR Reporting Categories – By Standards
Reporting Category 
Readiness Standards 
Supporting Standards 
RC1Number and Algebraic Methods 
A.10EFactor, if possible, trinomials with real factors in the form ax2 + bx + c,including perfect square trinomials of degree two.A11BSimplify numeric and algebraic expressions using the laws of exponents,including integral and rational exponents. 
A.10AA10BA.10CA10DA.10FA.11AA.12AA.12BA.12CA.12D 
RC2Describing and Graphing Linear Functions,Equations, and Inequalities 
A.3BCalculate the rate of change of a linear function represented tabularly,graphically, or algebraically in context of mathematical and realworld problems.A.3CGraph linear functions on the coordinate plane and identifykey features, including xintercept, yintercept, zeros, and slope,in mathematical and realworld problems.A.3DGraph the solution set of linear inequalities in two variableson the coordinate plane. 
A.3AA.3EA.3FA.3GA.3FA.4AA.4BA.4C 
RC3Writing and Solving Linear Functions,Equations, and Inequalities 
A.2ADetermine the domain and range of a linear function in mathematical problems;determine reasonable domain and range values for realworld situations,both continuous and discrete; and represent domain and range using inequalities.A.2CWrite linear equations in two variables given a table of values,a graph, and a verbal descriptionA.2IWrite systems of two linear equations given a table of values,a graph, and a verbal descriptionA.5ASolve linear equations in one variable, includingthose for which the application of the distributiveproperty is necessary and for which variablesare included on both sidesA.5(C)Solve systems of two linear equations withtwo variables for mathematical and realworld problems 

RC4Quadratic Functions and Equations 
A.6ADetermine the domain and range of quadratic functionsand represent the domain and range using inequalitiesA.7AGraph quadratic functions on the coordinate plane and use the graph to identify keyattributes, if possible, including xintercept, yintercept, zeros, maximum value,minimum values, vertex, and the equation of the axis of symmetry.A.7CDetermine the effects on the graph of the parent function f(x) = x^2when f(x) is replaced by af(x), f(x) + d, f(x – c), f(bx)for specific values o f a, b, c, and d.
A.8ASolve quadratic equations having real solutions by factoring,taking square roots, completing the square, and applying thequadratic formula 
A.6BA.6CA.7BA.8B 
RC5Exponential Functions andEquations 
A.9CWrite exponential functions in the form f(x) = a*b^x(where b is a rational number) to describe problems arising from mathematical andrealworld situations, including growth and decay.A.9DGraph exponential functions that model growth and decay andidentify key features, including yintercept and asymptote,in mathematical and realworld problems. 
A.9AA.9BA.9E 