Plano North July 2021

EDUCATION STAAR results for Plano ISD show a decline inmost subject areas

PLANO ISD STAAR RESULTS A 2019 versus 2021 comparison of the percentage of PISD students who approached grade level in each subject is shown below. Approaching grade level indicates that students are likely to succeed in the next grade or course with targeted intervention, according to the TEA. EOC stands for End of Course.

Spring 2019 Spring 2021

BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

the state average in all subject areas, according to data from the TEA. PISD saw the greatest decline in eighth grade math with a more than 29% drop in the number of students approaching grade level from spring 2019 to spring 2021, according to data from the TEA. On the contrary, the district’s scores in English I and English II both rose 1% in the number of stu- dents approaching grade level from spring 2019 to spring 2021. “This was not a year like any normal year that our students have had to face, that our teachers have had to face,” TEA Commissioner Mike Morath said during a June 28 press conference. “The impact of the coronavirus on what school means and what school is has been profound.” Matt Stephens contributed to this report.

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness results released June 28 showed Plano ISD end-of- course scores rose slightly from spring 2019 to spring 2021 in English I and English II, with more students approaching grade level in those subjects, according to data from the Texas Education Agency and Data Interaction for Texas Student Assessments. All other PISD results, as well as statewide results, showed a decline from spring 2019 to spring 2021 in the number of students approaching grade level. Officials from PISD declined requests to comment on the dis- trict’s scores. Despite a drop in the number of students approaching grade level in assessments for grades three through eight, PISD remained above

Only subjects with higher scores in 2021

100 90 80

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

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