This spring, third through eighth grade students in Lake Travis ISD performed below last year’s scores in several subjects on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.

Meanwhile, high school students outperformed or maintained most of their 2023 scores on the STAAR End-of-Course exams. On both tests, LTISD students performed above state averages in every grade level.

The overview

The percentage of third through eighth grade students approaching grade level dropped or stayed the same in every subject compared to last school year, except for eighth grade math and social studies, according to STAAR results released by the Texas Education Agency on June 14. Approaching grade level is equivalent to passing and indicates a student is likely to do well in the next grade level.

Student performance dropped in seventh and eighth grade reading, third through seventh grade math, and fifth grade science. Scores decreased most significantly in seventh grade math by 12 percentage points, while students performed the highest in fifth and eighth grade reading with 93% of students passing.

At the high school level, students performed at or above last year’s scores, except for English I in which 89% of students passed in 2024 compared to 92% the year before. Student performance was highest in U.S. history with 98% of high school students passing their EOC assessment.

Also of note

LTISD students approached grade level at a higher rate than state averages across the board.

The most notable disparity occurred within eighth grade social studies as 89% of LTISD students approached grade level compared to 57% of the state. High school students outperformed the state average in English I by 22 percentage points.

Statewide results show declining student performance in math, in which scores have not recovered following the coronavirus pandemic, according to the TEA.

Learn more

Parents can view their children's individual STAAR scores on the TEA’s Texas Assessments website, including their student's answers for each question and recommendations for academic improvement.