See how Magnolia ISD students scored on STAAR, end-of-course exams

Magnolia ISD students and parents can now see the district's overall State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness—or STAAR—testing scores for spring 2019.

STAAR testing tests the abilities of students third grade and above. These scores tie into Magnolia ISD’s state assessment score, which was released by the Texas Education Agency on Aug. 16.

Testing subjects for all students in third to eighth grades included reading and mathematics. Students’ abilities in writing, social studies and science were tested in certain grades. Students in ninth to 12th grades were tested on Algebra I, Biology, English I and II, and U.S. History depending on their grade level.

The TEA measures scores by four levels: did not meet grade level, approaches grade level, meets grade level and masters grade level. They are graded as follows, according to the TEA's website:

  • Did not meet grade level: shows a lack of basic understanding of course content; student needs significant support in the coming year

  • Approaches grade level: shows some knowledge of course content but may be missing critical elements; student may need additional support in the coming year

  • Meets grade level: shows strong knowledge of course content; student is prepared to progress to the next grade

  • Masters grade level: shows mastery of the course content; student is on track for college and career readiness

Here is a look at how MISD students performed during spring 2019 testing.

STAAR scores

Third grade

Number of students tested: 865
Did not meet: 24%
Approaches: 76%
Meets: 40%
Master: 24%

Number of students tested: 918
Did not meet: 21%
Approaches: 79%
Meets: 42%
Master: 19%

Fourth grade

Number of students tested: 967
Did not meet: 25%
Approaches: 75%
Meets: 45%
Master: 23%

Number of students tested: 977
Did not meet: 25%
Approaches: 75%
Meets: 50%
Master: 34%

Number of students tested: 972
Did not meet: 36%
Approaches: 64%
Meets: 31%
Master: 8%

Fifth grade

Number of students tested: 997
Did not meet: 25%
Approaches: 75%
Meets: 47%
Master: 25%

Number of students tested: 1,001
Did not meet: 20%
Approaches: 80%
Meets: 52%
Master: 32%

Number of students tested: 1,002
Did not meet: 24%
Approaches: 76%
Meets: 54%
Master: 29%

Sixth grade

Number of students tested: 1,068
Did not meet: 34%
Approaches: 66%
Meets: 36%
Master: 16%

Number of students tested: 1,067
Did not meet: 18%
Approaches: 82%
Meets: 49%
Master: 22%

Seventh grade

Number of students tested: 1,022
Did not meet: 23%
Approaches: 77%
Meets: 49%
Master: 30%

Number of students tested: 1,020
Did not meet: 22%
Approaches: 78%
Meets: 45%
Master: 16%

Number of students tested: 1,024
Did not meet: 30%
Approaches: 70%
Meets: 38%
Master: 15%

Eighth grade

Number of students tested: 982
Did not meet: 18%
Approaches: 82%
Meets: 60%
Master: 35%

Number of students tested: 977
Did not meet: 15%
Approaches: 85%
Meets: 57%
Master: 16%

Number of students tested: 979
Did not meet: 12%
Approaches: 88%
Meets: 66%
Master: 38%

Social studies
Number of students tested: 978
Did not meet: 24%
Approaches: 76%
Meets: 42%
Master: 25%

EOC exams

All grades

Algebra I
Number of students tested: 1,140
Did not meet: 18%
Approaches: 82%
Meets: 57%
Master: 34%

Number of students tested: 1,041
Did not meet: 8%
Approaches: 92%
Meets: 77%
Master: 41%

English I
Number of students tested: 1,239
Did not meet: 27%
Approaches: 73%
Meets: 61%
Master: 19%

English II
Number of students tested: 1,136
Did not meet: 26%
Approaches: 74%
Meets: 61%
Master: 12%

U.S. History
Number of students tested: 963
Did not meet: 7%
Approaches: 93%
Meets: 82%
Master: 57%
By Kara McIntyre

Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.


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