Local districts release first round STAAR scores for 5th and 8th graders
Posted on 5/2/2017 6:41:00 AM.
 
 
(Seguin) -- The first round scores for the fifth and eighth grade math and reading STAAR tests have been released. The Texas Education Agency has released the overall statewide student performance on the exams, and local school districts are also providing the data necessary to show how well local kids performed when compared to their peers across the sate. 
 
The state average passing rate on the fifth grade reading test was 71 percent.  The local comparison includes a 69 percent passing rate in the Seguin ISD, 78 percent in the Navarro ISD, and 82 percent in the Marion ISD. 
 
The statewide passing rate for fifth grade math students was 81 percent. In the Seguin ISD, the passing rate for fifth grade math students was 76 percent. It was 96 percent in the Navarro ISD, and 94 percent for fifth graders in the Marion ISD.
 
At the eighth grade level, students statewide had a 76 percent passing rate on the reading test, and a 74 percent passing rate on the math test.  Locally, eighth graders scored 64 percent in the Seguin ISD, 88 percent in the Navarro ISD and 89 percent in the Marion ISD on the reading test.  In math, local eigth graders had a passing rate of 63 percent in the Seguin ISD, 83 percent in the Navarro ISD, and 92 percent in the Marion ISD. 
 
The Seguin ISD has multiple campuses at the elementary and middle school levels, and the scores vary (see the table for the campus by campus results). In the Navarro and Marion school districts, those scores come for a single campus at each level.
 
State law requires fifth and eighth grade students to pass the math and reading exams before being allowed to promote to the next grade levels.  Students who fell short of the passing standard during the first go round will have two additional opportunities to pass the exams.  The second administration will be offered in mid-May. A third, and final administration is available in June. 
Seguin ISD, Navarro ISD, Marion ISD




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