Georgetown ISD released initial results for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness end-of-course exams June 12. The percentage of Georgetown ISD high school students passing the six assessments was higher than the percentage of students passing statewide.
“We are very pleased with the results,” said Brenda Albright, deputy superintendent. “We are at or above the state level in every category. But being at the state average is not our ultimate goal. Our ultimate goal is to be above that by far.”
The passing requirements for STAAR are lower in this first year of its implementation because the state is phasing in the test and allowing districts to adjust to the higher expectations of STAAR.
The number of questions students are required to answer correctly will increase at intervals until 2016, when the final passing requirements will be in place.