STAAR Test Results Released

- AMARILLO -- Results are in for STAAR testing from earlier this month, and reports show the news is mostly positive.

The testing results for both math and science were released Thursday by the Texas Education Agency. Those tests were taken by all fifth and eighth grade students in the Lone Star State in April.

Results show:

- 79% of all fifth and eighth grade students passed mathematics.
- 76 % of fifth graders passed reading.
- 82% of eighth graders passed the reading portion.
   
The numbers in math rose across the board when compared to last year, but reading results slightly dropped. All in all though, the TEA says the report is positive.

"Students are becoming more familiar with the test, and the teachers are as well," said TEA Spokeswoman DeEtta Culbertson. "I think you'll continue to see that steady increase."

All students are required to pass both tests before they move to the next grade.

For those who didn't pass, the tests will be administered again next month.

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