Area administrators pleased with STAAR resultsFront Page - Published on: July 04, 2012
Three out of the five area six-man schools provided the newspaper with information this past week about their preliminary STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) results that were released in June by the Texas Education Agency.
Superintendents of the Klondike Independent School District, the Sands Consolidated ISD in Ackerly and the Borden County ISD in Gail all expressed their pleasure in how the ninth grade students at their respective schools performed on the end-of-course exams.
Those preliminary results were not made available this week from the Dawson ISD in Welch or the O’Donnell ISD.
Even at this past school year’s initial phase-in level, the STAAR passing standards require students to demonstrate more in-depth knowledge, critical thinking and application skills than did the TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills). The STAAR standards at the first phase-in level are higher than the passing standards for TAKS.
Students who failed a STAAR end-of-course test may retake the test in July.
(See complete story in printed edition of Lamesa Press-Reporter on newsstands now.)