District shines on STAAR test

by | May 6, 2015 | Education

By Nancy Whitney

Staff Writer

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Wylie ISD continues to shine bright on the STAAR exams. Where the state saw significant drops in the reading exam results for 8th grade schools, Wylie’s results remained the same or excelled.

“We saw big gains in intermediate scores,” said Ian Halperin, executive director of communications. “And while it appears at first glance that we stayed flat at junior high, notice that the state went down five percentage points.”

Davis Intermediate went from 84 percent pass rate in 2014 to 94 percent for 2015; Draper Intermediate went from 84 percent in 2014 to 93 percent in 2015 and Harrison Intermediate climbed from 88 percent in 2014 to 91 percent in 2015. Intermediate scores statewide rose from 76 percent to 78 percent. Wylie stands more than ten percent higher than the overall state results.

Junior High levels remained consistent from last year with Burnett maintaining a solid 92 percent, Cooper at 93 percent and McMillan at 92 percent. State levels dropped from 83 percent in 2014 to 78 percent in 2015.

“When you’re at 92 percent or above, it’s pretty exciting to maintain these scores,” Halperin said. “The district’s goal is for every Wylie ISD campus to be +10 above the state. Notice that all six campuses in this first report reached this goal.”

 

 

5th & 8th Reading – First Admin
2012 2013 2014 2015
Davis 84% 83% 84% 94%
Draper 88% 88% 84% 93%
Harrison 84% 84% 88% 91%
State 77% 77% 76% 78%
 

 

Burnett

 

 

89%

 

 

94%

 

 

92%

 

 

92%

Cooper 91% 92% 93% 93%
McMillan 91% 95% 92% 92%
State 80% 84% 83% 78%
           

 

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