HOUSTON, TX – Most students would likely tell you standardized tests are not something they look forward to. But let’s face it, here in Texas the STAAR test is required for fifth and eighth graders to move on, and it’s the last big pain in the tush before summer break!
So, how are students scoring this time around?
Early results show almost 80% of 5th and 8th graders passing the math portion on their first try, and more than 75% passing the reading exam.
Compared to last year, students seem to be doing better in math than reading.
To break it down even further fifth-graders had a 4% increase in passing rates for the math portion and eighth graders saw a 2% jump.
But in reading it was a different story, fifth-graders were down 1% compared to last year and eighth-graders saw a 2% dip.
Good news is, students who didn’t pass will have another chance to take the test next month.
Okay kiddos, it’s time to put down the iPhone and pull out the flash cards!