The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) standardized tests are mandated for students in grades 3-12 in the public schools of Texas. Every state has a test like this; if you grew up in Texas, you may remember TAKS, which STAAR replaced in 2012. STAAR results are used by district and state administrators to compare schools and judge whether they meet benchmarks for efficacy. Individual students’ scores, which track progress over the years, are a standard component of HISD magnet applications. (Read more about STAAR here).
In the tables below, we rank Houston ISD schools according to their STAAR reading and math exams as summed together across grade levels offered at that school. The numerical values demonstrate what percentage of students were scoring at the highest level, "Level III Advanced" as defined by the Texas Education Agency. (Read more about TEA Performance standards at the TEA's website here).
Special thanks to the non-profit Children at Risk for their 2014 data set off of which these rankings are compiled. Children at Risks publishes rankings of Texas schools according to its own methodology; you can view these rankings on their website.
Percentage of students scoring in the top quartile on STAAR Test Results
Math versus Reading Scores for the Top 10
Top HISD Elementary Schools by STAAR Tests Results
Top HISD Middle Schools by STAAR Tests Results
Top HISD HIgh Schools by staar TESTs RESULTS
Article last updated on October 31 2014.
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