Early Results Show Students Outperform State

Early Results Show AISD Students Outperform State in Most Areas of STAAR
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April 26, 2017—The results of the first administration of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test indicate Amarillo ISD students performed better than state averages in most areas.

“We are pleased with the results of this first round of testing,” said Dr. Dana West, Amarillo ISD Superintendent.   “Because there is still more testing to come, these results only give us a partial view of how we’re doing, but we’re encouraged by what we’ve seen already.”

March testing shows Amarillo students had passing rates higher than state and regional averages in most areas. A few results to highlight include 5th grade reading Spanish, where 91 percent of Amarillo ISD students passed, compared to the state rate of 76 percent and the regional rate of 77 percent. In 8th grade math, 84 percent of Amarillo ISD students passed, outperforming the state’s 74 percent.  

Additional STAAR tests will be administered in the coming weeks. “Our students and teachers have diligently prepared for these tests. We’re very proud of their hard work and what they’ve achieved and will achieve,” Dr. West said. “In Amarillo ISD, we say ‘we are choice,’ and we truly believe that. It is evidenced every day in the work being done in our classrooms.”

Meanwhile, parents can see their student’s results from March testing for themselves. The Texas Education Agency has made results available online. Parents can  learn how to access that information by clicking here.  

2017 STAAR Test First Administration Results

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