TEA Releases 2022 STAAR End-of-Course Assessment Results

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AUSTIN, Texas – June 16, 2022 – Today, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the Spring 2022 results of the Texas State Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) for End of Course Assessments ( EOC). Outcomes include assessments in Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, and United States History.

Results from this year’s STAAR EOC assessment show progress in all three tests that saw declines during COVID-19. In all three tests, Algebra I, Biology, and US History, Texas students’ performance in the dating category improved. As the percentage of high school students reaching grade level is approaching pre-pandemic levels, these improvements are a welcome sign that Texas students are moving in the right direction in their post-pandemic school recovery.

Percentage of pupils having reached the grade level in the EOCs

In the two tests that did not show a negative impact from COVID-19, English I and English II, the results remained largely consistent with last school year.

“These results provide encouraging evidence that the school stimulus plans passed by the Texas Legislature and implemented by our state’s 370,000 dedicated teachers are working for our students,” said Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morat. “We have made progress to date, but there is still work to be done to fully recover from the academic effects of the COVID slide. We are confident that we will get there because educators in Texas strive to help their students make the necessary academic progress.”

Among the policies to support academic gains is House Bill 4545 (87R). If students do not meet the passing standard of a STAAR EOC assessment, HB 4545 allows students to either receive thirty hours of targeted before, during, or after school tutoring for each subject in which they failed the corresponding EOC assessment, or to be assigned to a classroom supervised by a certified teacher, an exemplary or recognized teacher.

Commissioner Morath added: “It is essential that we use all available tools, including standardized tests, to measure student performance and help address any possible learning loss due to COVID-19 related disruptions. . Parents should have access to clear information about where their students are compared to previous years and about progress in the most recent school year. Teachers need reliable information on student performance against a consistent set of national standards. And school district leaders rely on the results of these assessments to properly direct their school systems to maximize support for students’ academic growth. »

To satisfy state graduation requirements, students must have (a) passed the STAAR EOC assessments, (b) scored high enough on an alternate assessment (e.g., PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP, TSIA), or (c) meets the requirements of an Individual Graduation Committee (IGC).

The results of the STAAR Grades 3-8 assessments will be released on June 24, 2022 and will give families and schools in Texas a better understanding of how students are doing. State law recently changed to remove any high stakes for students associated with STAAR testing in grades 3-8. State law does not require students who fail a STAAR assessment in grades 3-8 to repeat a grade, instead allowing STAAR results to serve only as information on how best to help students. to move forward.

More changes to STAAR are coming in the 2022-23 school year. TEA is implementing changes to House Bill 3906 (86R) that require STAAR to be redesigned to better align with classroom instruction. These changes are intended to improve student engagement and eliminate teaching that is solely focused on test preparation. These changes, which will not change the difficulty of the test, will be fully in effect when the test is administered in the spring of 2023.

To learn more
Parents are encouraged to log in and learn more about their child’s results by going to TexasAssessment.gov.

Parents can view a variety of resources and assessment components, including every STAAR question and answer, as well as their child’s answer. The website also provides resources designed to help parents prepare their son or daughter as they progress through the grades.

The resources include tools to support a student’s ability to read and write, as well as tips and questions to help prepare for parent-teacher meetings in the 2022-2023 school year.

To view state-level STAAR reports, visit: http://tea.texas.gov/staar/rpt/sum. The summary results are noted here:

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