Preliminary results from the first STAAR End of Course (EOC) assessments taken primarily by ninth graders were publicly released by the state on June 8.
RISD students as a whole exceeded state average passing rates across tests and subjects. The EOC passing standards were lower this year as the new system and test are being phased in by the state. Overall, RISD students took 12,707 EOC assessments (up to five tests per student) and 10,483 (82%) of the tests were passed at Level II - satisfactory performance.
2011-12 ninth graders were the first group to take EOCs under the new state STAAR-based accountability system, and minimum passage standards are required on each of the 15 tests in order to graduate.
Parents of students not passing one or more EOC tests were strongly encouraged via telephone, email, text message and mailed letter to have their child attend RISD's EOC Summer Program for accelerated remediation before the July retake opportunities.
RISD will use the STAAR EOC results on passing standards as one indicator to assist with curricular planning and programmatic resource allocation for 2012-13 and beyond.
Beginning next year, EOCs are projected to count 15 percent toward a student's final course grade, and both 9th and 10th graders will take the assessment.
2011-12 STAAR test results and passing standards for grades 3-8 will not be released by the state until January, 2013.
Schools and districts will not receive new state accountability ratings for 2012-13 as the new state accountability system is implemented.
For complete information regarding initial RISD STAAR EOC scores, the phase-in schedule and additional supporting information, please see the BoardBook items here.
For more information about the new STAAR test for all grades, please see RISD's STAAR brochures here. >Top