2015 STAAR Results
Eanes ISD students performed above state standards on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) in grades 3-8, as well as End of Course (EOC) exams recently released. Five different subject areas were tested (Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies and Science) for elementary and middle school grade levels; math was not reported, as no state standard was established for the 2014-15 school year. High school students took End of Course (EOC) exams in five subjects (Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. History). In addition, 394 Eanes middle school students took the Algebra I EOC test, marking 100 percent in Met Standard, 87 percent in Advanced.
In the Met Standard rating, Eanes ISD students notched numbers 92 and above for all subjects in grades 3-8, and seven of the 11 tests marked a 97 or higher. Eanes students taking EOC tests scored 96 and above in the Met Standard rating, even garnering a perfect score in Biology.
In the Advanced Standard, Eanes students scored on average more than double the state score, with a 15 percent increase in 7th grade writing from 2013-14. In the Biology EOC test, the advanced percentage increased by 20 points, while U.S. History increased by 15.
“Our staff has put a lot of work into helping more of our students reach the advanced levels and we’re seeing it pay off,” said Bill Bechtol, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. “We still have work to do, but the results are impressive.”
The STAAR assessments are designed to be more rigorous and to provide information about student readiness for the next grade level or course, and ultimately for college and career readiness. This is the fourth administration of the STAAR.