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Preliminary STAAR Results Show Math Improvements

Fifth and eighth graders in Texas made improvements


Shellie Ross of Wesley Rankin Community Center (right, holding “Reach for the STAARS” sign) takes part in a pep rally to welcome students at Edison Middle Learning Center on STAAR testing day.

Preliminary results are out from this spring’s STAAR tests. According to The Dallas Morning News, fifth- and eighth-graders in Texas made improvements at every performance level in the math section.

However, reading results were mixed. While fifth-graders made improvements, eighth-grade scores were flat. Fifth- and eighth-grade students must pass the reading and math tests to be automatically promoted to the next grade. Those who failed get two more chances on the tests.