UISD Releases STAAR Results
After the first year of the STAAR testing was introduced into Texas schools, UISD has released their results.
On the high school level, only freshman took the new test...and the school district's northern schools did fairly better than UISD’s southern schools.
As the new STAAR end of course exams are being phased-in across the state, United Independent School District released their results to the board of trustees Monday.
According to the STAAR test, students must receive a level two, which is satisfactory, or a level three, which is advanced to pass the end of course exams to graduate.
(Veronica Cantu\UISD public relations): "UISD, is going to be working more closely with our students in our area of improvements so that way we can have good scores on the STAAR test."
Only freshman in high school took the new statewide test, but the northern schools scored better than the southern schools within UISD.
English 1 Writing was the most apparent:
United South only had 33% of students pass and LBJ had 32% while United had 61% and Alexander passed 64% of students.
World Geography was another subject where the northern schools tested better than the south.
United and Alexander passed 80% of their students, while United South had 67% pass and LBJ only passed 58%.
UISD officials said this is a road map where improvements need to be made, but say they are not focusing on one particular school.
(Dr. Gorordo\associate superintendent): "There's some gaps...definitely we always want to get the highest scores as possible. Again, this does give us a road, a baseline so that we can adjust, modify and make changes to our curriculum."