Preliminary STAAR ratings are strong
Students in the Fredericksburg Independent School District scored above average in most exams on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams, preliminary reports indicate.
Preliminary end-of-course STAAR results were presented at Monday night’s meeting of the Fredericksburg Independent School District board of trustees.
Dr. Delesa Styles, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, presented preliminary results.
Results come from STAAR test data in English, science, social studies, reading, writing and math.
At the high school level, subject areas in the report include, English I and II; Algebra I; Biology; U.S. History and STAAR tests in Science and Writing.
Fredericksburg High School students scored above the state average in nine of 10 areas. English I scores missed by one percent under the state average.
Elementary students in grades three to five are scored in reading, math, writing and science. The results indicate students scored above the state average in six of eight areas. In fourth-grade reading and fifth-grade science, students tested one percent under the state average.
In grades six to eight, students scored higher than the state average in seven of 10 areas.
Reading in the sixth and seventh grades and eighth-grade science were the areas where students scored under the state average.
“We want to do better than state averages. State averages are what everybody else is doing. We want more kids to meet and master the tests, and that is one of our goals,” Styles said. “I want to acknowledge that, as a district, we did very well.”
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