After grades 3-8 had shown improvements in math and science from 2021 to 2022 in Fort Bend ISD, the district continued its streak of increased academic growth—particularly in mathematics—from 2022 to 2023 according to new results released Aug. 16.
  • Scores stayed the same for reading grades third through fifth, increased by 6 percentage points in sixth grade, and dropped by 2 points for seventh and 1 point for eighth grade.
  • Math scores increased in all grades tested, most significantly in eighth grade and also in third, sixth and seventh grades.
  • Science scores remained largely unchanged year over year.
  • Scores in social studies also remained largely unchanged.

The Texas Education Agency published the statewide results of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness on Aug. 16. Public school students must perform to at least the “approaches grade level” standard to pass the test. Families can view their child’s individual exam scores at

Statewide, students have recovered from reading and language arts learning loss due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, schools are struggling to bring scores to prepandemic levels in math, according to the TEA. Learn more about statewide results here.

STAAR standardized testing scores for all five high school end-of-course exam subjects—Algebra 1, English 1, English 2, biology and U.S. history—increased this spring compared to last year, showing continued academic recovery in the aftermath of pandemic-related disruptions.

Keep in mind

Because the STAAR was redesigned in 2023, this year's scores cannot be directly compared to those of previous years. House Bill 3906 in 2019 mandated a redesign “to better align with classroom instruction,” officials said. The redesign was a multiyear collaboration between the TEA and state educators, students, parents and community members.

Assessments this year emphasized writing skills, and this was the first year tests were administered almost exclusively online.