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Interactive: 2011-12 STAAR End-of-Course Results by District
Ryan Murphy | Texas Tribune February 14, 2013
Last spring, Texas ninth graders took the STAAR end-of-course exams for the first time. Using results from Pearson Education, the state's testing contractor, this interactive provides the first look at how the state's school districts performed. Because the data has not yet been released by Pearson Education, these results do not include summer end-of-course retakes, and only represent the tests taken in the spring.
How the test ratings work
Students rated "Unsatisfactory" – also known as Level I – are considered "inadequately prepared for the next grade or course."
Students rated "Satisfactory" – also known as Level II – are considered "sufficiently prepared for the next grade or course."
Students rated "Advanced" – also known as Level III – are considered "well prepared for the next grade or course." Note that students rated "Advanced" are also considered "Satisfactory," and will be represented in both counts.
To learn more about how the TEA defines its performance standards, click here. To use this interactive, select a school district from the drop-down menu to view its results.