POSTED: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 5:31pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 5:31pm
AUSTIN, Texas — Last spring, Texas students in grades three through eight took the STAAR exams for the first time. Using results from Pearson Education, the state's testing contractor, this interactive provides the first look at how the state's school districts performed.
How the test ratings work:
Students rated "Unsatisfactory" – also known as Level I – are considered "inadequately prepared for the next grade or course."
Students rated "Satisfactory" – also known as Level II – are considered "sufficiently prepared for the next grade or course."
Students rated "Advanced" – also known as Level III – are considered "well prepared for the next grade or course." Note that students rated "Advanced" are also considered "Satisfactory," and will be represented in both counts.
To learn more about how the TEA defines its performance standards, click here .