By Nancy Whitney
Plano ISD received a ‘met standard’ rating in the recently released 2014-’15 Texas Academic Report. The TAPR reports on STAAR test performances, SAT and ACT test results, demographics and additional school district related information.
According to the TAPR 2014-’15 STAAR test results, the district, which services over 54,000 students, scored higher than both the state and Region 10 in all categories.
STAAR testing begins in third grade with the Reading test, followed by fourth grade, Reading and Writing; fifth grade, Reading and Science; sixth grade, Reading; seventh grade, Reading and Writing; eighth grade, Reading, Science, and Social Studies and for various post secondary subjects.
Several areas that were strong included postsecondary readiness standard for all grades. PISD showed 60 percent while the state was 26 points lower and the region scores were 22 percentage points lower.
Grade 6 Reading scores in PISD were stronger than the state and region scores overall, with PISD at 92 percent, the state at 77 percent and Region 10 at 79 percent.
Additionally, in the report, it was stated that 95.5 percent of the 2014 class graduated. This percentage of graduates is nearly eight points higher than the region and six points over the state.
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