The big picture
STAAR results released Aug. 16 show third through eighth grade students approaching grade level at a higher rate than the state averages across the board. Approaching grade level is equivalent to passing and indicates a student is likely to do well in the next grade level.
The most notable disparities occurred within seventh and eighth grade math scores. While the district’s lowest score was 65% for seventh grade math, that figure is much higher than the state average of 35%. Almost 90% of district eighth graders approached grade level versus 44% of the state.
The statewide scores confirmed students are continuing to recover from learning loss during the pandemic in reading and language arts but are struggling to reach prepandemic math scores, according to the Texas Education Agency.
Also of note
The district outperformed most of its scores from the 2021-22 school year while maintaining the same score for eighth grade science.
This year was the first time students have taken the STAAR since the state redesigned the test to better align with classroom learning. The redesigned test was administered almost exclusively online and included new types of questions, cross-curricular reading passages and evidence-based writing assessments.
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.