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Students excel in preliminary STAAR and EOC district results


A recent district report highlights preliminary Spring Branch ISD STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) and End of Course (EOC) results. For a second consecutive year, the report shows significant improvement among grade levels across the district.  

STAAR is a series of standardized tests used in Texas primary and secondary schools to measure students’ achievement and progress in selected grade levels. It includes assessments in grades three through eight in mathematics, reading, science, and social studies. STAAR EOC assessments are given in Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. History. 

STAAR results are measured based on three performance level standards:  “approaches grade level or above,” “meets grade level or above” and “masters grade level.” 

Overall, results reflect improvement in third through eighth grades across every subject at every performance level by up to 11 points. 

Among elementary students, performance improved in every grade and subject area at the “approaches” and “meets grade level” categories by up to 19 points. 

Middle school students exceeded last year’s results at all three performance levels in all subject areas by up to 17 points. Additionally, middle school students taking Algebra 1 improved in all three performance levels, including 12 points in “meets grade level” and 19 points in “masters grade level.” 

Biology and U.S. History also maintained or improved at all three performance levels. 

“I am proud of not only our students but our district leadership, campus teachers and staff, and our parents,” said SBISD Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Blaine. “This accomplishment is a reflection of the collaborative efforts of our community and their dedication to Every Child.”

These results are based on more than 95% of SBISD students who took the assessments online. Results are still pending for the remaining tests that were taken on paper. 

“It is encouraging to see such significant improvement from last year,” said Dr. Keith Haffey, SBISD Executive Director of Assessment and Compliance. “Next year STAAR will be fully online, so it is great to have more than 95% testing online this year, which is nearly double the number that tested online last year.”