Frisco ISD high school students outpaced all state averages on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness end-of-course assessments, according to results published by the Texas Education Agency in June.

The gist

Students are tested in five subject areas—algebra I, biology, English I and II, and U.S. history.

Four performance levels are used to measure a student’s score:
  • Did not meet grade level means a student has not shown a sufficient understanding of the subject matter and skills. Students are unlikely to succeed in the next grade or course without significant academic intervention.
  • Approaches grade level means the student has some gaps in the content knowledge and may need additional support. This is still a passing score.
  • Meets grade level means the student has a strong understanding of the content and is prepared to progress to the next grade.
  • Masters grade level means the student has shown mastery of the course and is skilled in the subject area.
The STAAR was redesigned in 2023 to align the assessments closer to how students are taught in the classroom. Changes include the type of questions asked and switching to an online format.

The breakdown

FISD student scores improved from the 2022-23 school year in algebra I with 93% of students receiving a passing score in 2024 compared to 92% in 2023.

Student scores remained consistent in the biology exam, with 97% of students meeting grade level in 2023 and 2024.

Scores in English exams dipped slightly from 2023 to 2024. On the English I exam, 92% of FISD students passed in 2023, while 91% of students passed in 2024. For English II, scores lowered from 93% passing in 2023 to 92% in 2024.

U.S. history exam scores remained the same year over year with 99% of test-takers passing in 2023 and 2024.
Learn more

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