Jacksboro ISD presents preliminary STAAR results
Jacksboro ISD presented its preliminary STAAR scores to its board at last week’s regular meeting.
The elementary campus saw improvements in 4th grade reading up from 52 percent passing to 69 percent; 4th grade writing up from 52 percent to 63 percent and fifth grade science up from 55 percent to 62 percent. There was no data for math testing last year, but compared to the 2013-14 school year testing both third and fourth grade saw significant improvements.
Sixty-nine percent of 3rd graders passed this year’s test compared to 45 percent in 2013-14. For 4th graders, 61 percent passed compared to 49 percent two years ago. The 5th grade passing rate slipped from 90 percent in 13-14 to 68 percent this year.
The middle school saw improvement in 7th grade writing and 8th grade science and social studies. Seventh grade writing improved from 70 percent passing to 84 percent. The 8th grade science passing rate increased from 50 to 75 percent and social studies from 55 to 59 percent. Seventh grade math also improved from two years ago up to 70 percent passing from 62.
There was a slight decline in the reading test passing rate for all three grade levels — 6th from 68 to 66, 7th from 77 to 72 and 8th from 88 to 84 percent. The 6th and 8th grade math passing rates were also down slightly compared to two years ago with 6th down 4 percent to 57 and 8th down just 1 percent from 90.
And again this year 100 percent of students taking Algebra I in 8th grade passed.
At the high school, the Algebra 1 passing rate was up from 81 percent to 88 as was US History from 84 percent to 96 percent. Biology was down slightly from 97 percent to 94 percent. English II dropped five points from 75 to 70 percent and English I dropped from 71 to 57 percent.
To read about Bryson and Perrin results, see the July 22 edition of the Herald-Gazette.