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LISD Continues to Outpace State STAAR Scores

LISD Continues to Outpace State STAAR Scores
Posted on 07/11/2017
A graphic of the STAAR test logo on top of a hand holding a pencil filling in a score sheet.Leander ISD students continue to shine, outpacing the rest of the state on assessment scores released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) last week.

“We are blessed in Leander ISD to have such talented students, teachers and staff,” said Superintendent of Schools Dan Troxell, Ph.D.

TEA released statewide STAAR scores for Grades 3-8 in reading, math, writing, and social studies and End of Course exams for Algebra 1, Biology, English 1 and 2, and U.S. History, on July 7.

“State assessment scores are just one of many factors we consider when evaluating our success in meeting our families’ and community’s needs,” he said. “As we move forward through our culture of continuous improvement, our goal will be to collaborate across our Leander ISD classrooms to align our high-quality curriculum and to enhance the usage of data to push our students to even higher levels of success.”

The 2017 administration of state testing included changes to the performance categories and the availability of modified exams for students with special needs.

The new categories include approaches, meets, and masters grade level, all describing the total percentage of students passing the respective test. Visit the Performance Standards page on the TEA website (here) for a detailed explanation of the change.

For more information about the 2016-17 STAAR and EOC scores, see the charts below or visit the TEA website by clicking here


EOC Test Scores
2017 EOC: Percent at Passing Standard (Approaches level and above) First-Time Tested Students All Students
(first time and retests)
Leander ISD STATE Leander ISD STATE
Algebra 1 (includes 8th grade students taking Algebra) 92 87 90 82
Biology 94 88 93 85
English 1 85 70 81 60
English 2 85 71 83 62
U.S. History 97 93 97 92


STAAR Test Scores
2017 STAAR Grades 3-8   Leander ISD STATE
SUBJECT: GRADE:
       
READING 3 85 72
4 82 70
Results after 1st administration* 5* 86 71
6 83 67
7 85 72
Results after 1st administration* 8* 88 76
       
MATH 3 82 76
4 77 75
Results after 1st administration* 5* 87 81
6 90 75
7 78 68
Results after 1st administration*
Includes 7th-grade students taking PACE Math
8* 90 74
       
WRITING 4 72 63
7 83 68
       
SCIENCE 5 83 73
8 88 74
       
SOCIAL STUDIES 8 80 62

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