Prosper ISD students’ scores improved year over year in several subjects of the end-of-course State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, 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.

A closer look

PISD student scores improved from the 2022-23 school year in biology, English II and U.S. history. Exam scores for English I stayed the same, while algebra I scores dipped slightly in the 2023-24 school year.

For algebra I, 90% of PISD students passed in 2024 compared to 91% in 2023. Scores improved on the biology exam, with 97% students passing in 2023 increasing to 98% passing in 2024.

Student scores remained consistent in the English I exam, with 90% of students passing in 2023 and 2024. For English II exams, scores improved from 91% passing in 2023 to 92% passing in 2024.

Student scores improved the most on the U.S. history exam. In 2023, 97% of students passed while 99% of PISD students passed in 2024.
Learn more

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