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School Districts Release Results Of New State Exam

Results are in for the new state end-of-course exam.

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, exam is considered more rigorous than the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, or TAKS.

Freshmen across the state were tested in five subjects: reading, writing, biology, algebra and world geography. It is designed to measure whether students are on track to graduate and if they’re prepared for college and the workplace.

Here are the scores for the EPISD:

Reading – 59%

Writing – 44%

Algebra I – 83%

Biology – 81%

World Geography – 75%

Here are the results for the YISD:

Reading – 61%

Writing – 48%

Algebra I – 80%

Biology – 85%

World Geography – 80%

Here are the scores for the SISD:

Reading – 67%

Writing – 52%

Algebra I – 84%

Biology – 85%

World Geography – 80%

Because this is the first year the STAAR test was administered, scores do not count towards a student’s ability to advance to the next grade level, or the school’s overall performance.

Students must take summer school if they did not pass the new end-of-course exam. The state requires students pass 15 STAAR exams before they are allowed to complete high school and receive a diploma.

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