Reading TAKS Objectives

In 8th grade, students take the TAKS reading test.  On the test, the student mustshow that he or she can meet or exceed four objectives.  Here are the four objectives:

  • Objective 1: The student will demonstrate a basic understanding of culturally diverse written texts.
  • Objective 2: The student will apply knowledge of literary elements to understand culturally diverse written texts.
  • Objective 3: The student will use a variety of strategies to analyze culturally diverse written texts.
  • Objective 4: The student will apply critical-thinking skills to analyze culturally diverse written texts.

For a more complete description of the objectives measured, please refer to the Revised TAKS Information Booklet for Grade 8 Reading.