Celina ISD students’ scores improved year over year in most subjects of the end-of-course State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.

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

Celina ISD student scores improved in algebra I, biology and U.S. history in the spring 2024 administration of the exams. Scores in English I and II stayed the same year over year.

Students' scores for algebra I improved from 89% of students passing in 2023 to 91% of CISD students passing in 2024. On average, CISD students scored 12 percentage points higher than their state peers.

For biology, student scores improved the most with 95% of students passing in 2023 and increasing to 98% of students passing in 2024.

Student scores remained consistent in English exams, with 89% of students meeting grade level in 2023 and 2024 on the English I exam. CISD students outperformed their state peers by 22 percentage points on the exams. For English II, 90% of students passed in 2023 and 2024.

CISD scores improved on the U.S. history exam, with 98% of students passing in 2023 and increasing to 99% of students passing 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.