Initial 5th & 8th Grade STAAR Results Available 5/2/17
First administration results of the STAAR test in 5th & 8th grade math and reading have been released. RISD All Students scores exceeded the state on each assessment and achievement category. While having a higher percentage of limited English proficient students, RISD demographics otherwise closely reflect the demographics of Texas as a whole, making state comparisons a useful indicator.
In an effort to make the scores more understandable for parents, the Texas Education Agency has changed the categories of achievement this year. Performance for students on STAAR is now measured relative to grade level expectations, using the following descriptors:
- Did not meet grade level expectations (student did not meet performance expectations - not passing)
- Approaching grade level expectations (student on track to meet performance expectations - passing)
- Meets grade level expectations (passing)
- Masters grade level expectations (passing)
Under the state accountability system's Student Success Initiative (SSI), students in 5th & 8th grade are required to pass both math and reading assessments to advance to the next grade. Students who did not pass will have another opportunity to take the assessment May 8, and again over the summer, if needed. RISD provides additional assistance for students who do not pass STAAR math and reading in 5th & 8th grades.
STAAR and EOC results in other grade levels are expected to be available in mid-late June.