2013 STAAR Test Results Released Early

2013 STAAR Test Results Released Early

High schoolers will only be required to take five tests, rather than the 15 they took last year.
AMARILLO -- The Texas Education Agency has released the final numbers on how well local districts did on the STAAR test last year.

Because House Bill 5 passed the legislature this year, there will be several changes to how the staar test will be administered next year.

High schoolers will only be required to take five tests, rather than the 15 they took last year.

Here are some of last year's results from the largest district in our area Amarillo ISD:

  • 81-percent of students passed the algebra one test,
  • 87-percent passed on the biology test.
  • 85-percent of students passed the US History part of the test


    School accountability rankings were released by the Texas Education Administration on Thursday. They were the first ratings since 2011, when ratings were suspended to make a new accountability system for the STAAR testing. The ratings are based on four indexes of success.

    AISD passed all four indexes, and met the standards for the rating. In fact, all of the schools in the district passed all four indexes, except for one. Humphrey's Highland Elementary did not pass index 2, the index is based on student progress.
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