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Reporting of STAAR Results FAQ

Spring 2016

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) changed the dates which many STAAR exams were administered (see comprehensive list below). This year, many STAAR exams were administered in May, instead of April as in previous years. In addition, TEA decided to delay the reporting of student performance data until July as a result of technical reporting with the state’s new testing vendor (ETS).

  • Mathematics: Grades 3-4 and 6-7

  • Reading: Grades 3-4 and 6-7

  • Writing: Grades 4 and 7

  • Science: Grades 5 and 8

  • Social Studies: Grade 8

Moving the STAAR administration from April to May allowed for additional teaching and learning to occur prior to testing.

Due to the later date of STAAR testing, the results will not be returned until July. In early July, Frisco ISD campuses are closed for the summer.

A document called “Understanding Your Child’s Confidential Student Report (CSR)” is available at: http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/explainresults/. If you still have questions regarding your child’s STAAR scores, you may call or e-mail your child’s campus administration any time on or after July 20, 2016. Your child’s campus administrators will be able to provide specific answers and guidance at that time.

Yes. TEC §28.0211(a-1) requires school districts to provide accelerated instruction in the applicable subject area each time a student fails to perform satisfactorily on an assessment administered in grades 3–8 (i.e., does not achieve Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance).

For students in elementary school, your child’s teacher may provide this accelerated instruction throughout the year during the school day.

For students in middle school, your child will receive accelerated instruction through an additional math and/or reading course. This additional instruction will occur during the regular school day. Your child’s campus counselor or administration will contact you regarding any specific changes to your child’s class schedule.

There are two cut scores on STAAR assessments, which separate student performance into three categories as listed below:

  • Level III: Advanced Academic Performance

  • Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance

  • Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance

The passing standard for STAAR assessments is Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance. A student who scores within Level II or III has passed the STAAR test, but a student who scores within Level I has not passed. More specific information about the passing standards is available on the STAAR Performance Standards webpage at http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/staar/performance-standards/

For more information about the STAAR program, visit the STAAR Resources webpage at http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/staar/.

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