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TEA Posted STAAR Results for 5th & 8th Grade Students

The Texas Education Agency posted STAAR results for fifth and eighth-grade students on Monday, with about a quarter of those students failing the math test.

Twenty-five percent of the state’s fifth-graders failed the math test and 23 percent failed reading. Among the eighth-graders, twenty-three percent failed the math exam and 16 percent failed reading.

Though students in other grades also took the STAAR tests, scores for fifth and eighth-grade students were released early because students in those two grades must pass the math and reading sections in order to be promoted to the next grade under the state’s Student Success Initiative.

Teachers will have approximately two weeks to provide additional instruction before the first retest opportunity, scheduled on May 14-15. The final retest opportunity is in June.

“There’s not a lot of time until the next testing date, but they should be getting additional support to shore up skills where they’re deficient,” said Debbie Ratcliffe of the TEA.

Detailed statewide summary results for fifth and eighth grade can be found at  STAAR results for other students, including end-of-course exams for high school students, will be released in late May.