Lake Dallas ISD students score better than state on STAAR
Posted by Melaynee Broadstreet on 7/20/2016
LDISD students in grades 3-8 performed above others in the state on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) last spring. The data was released by the Texas Education Agency earlier this month, and results were presented to the LDISD Board of Trustees at the July meeting.
Despite state-wide testing issues and increased standards, STAAR test passing rates for 3rd-8th graders at LDISD exceeded the statewide average on every test in every grade. The 8th grade scores were particularly impressive beating the state average by over 10 percentage points in reading, math, and science and 22 percentage points on the social studies test.
Lake Dallas ISD superintendent Dr. Gayle Stinson said she was pleased with the results and the passing rates, noting that there were increased standards that took effect this year in that test takers had to answer more questions correctly to pass.
*Note: These are initial results. Final results including second administration tests and End Of Course exams will be released when received.