The latest STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) Test results continue to come in to the Sulphur Springs ISD. Superintendent Michael Lamb finds lots of things to get excited about. Taken from a lengthy interview Wednesday, here are some of Lamb’s thoughts.
In high school tests grade, the state average in biology is 94% and Sulphur Springs students hit the 94% state average. U. S. History scores for SSHS students is above the state average of 92%. Local students achieved a 94% pass rate. Algebra I scores were also higher that the state average of 85% as SSHS students achieved 88%. In English I, state average was 71%, SSHS 78%; English II, state average 73%, SSHS, 81%.
State average for eighth grade reading in Texas STAAR testing is 78%. Sulphur Springs students had a 90% pass rate. Lamb said sending 90% of those in eighth grade to high school enabled to read is a good achievement for local educators. Lamb said PreK through 8th grade is all about preparing students for high school.
State average for passing fifth grade STAAR reading in Texas is 78%. SSISD Douglas campus, which is 5th grade, achieved the state average.
Lamb said that SSISD scores are on target and these scores indicate that teachers in the lower grade levels are doing their work in preparing students for high school. Lamb said continued improvement in scores will be the standard he expects the district to achieve in coming years.