Early STAAR Results Are as Expected, TEA Says

The Texas Education Agency on Friday said that students working on a ninth-grade level performed as expected on the new assessment tests, which some parents, teachers and school administrators have criticized as being too tough.

Early results from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, released Friday by the TEA shows varying passing rates for each subject test, from 55 percent in English writing to 83 percent in algebra I and 87 percent in biology.

“While we know there is always an adjustment period for students and teachers in a new testing program, results from the ...

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