Copperas Cove ISD STAAR test scores outperform state average in multiple subjects
Special to Leader-Press
STAAR results released on Monday, June 28, by the Texas Education Agency are for student learning and recovery only.
The scores will not be used to rate schools or districts and will not affect promotion for students in any grade level.
Copperas Cove ISD Director of Assessment and Accountability Lauren Hammett said students took the STAAR test this spring to identify gaps in learning and to help school leaders and teachers create plans for students to recover from the disruptions to learning caused by COVID-19.
“CCISD is proud of our student performance on STAAR this year,” Hammett said. “CCISD’s focus for the 2021-2022 school year will be to address individual student learning loss. Seventh grade math, English I, and Algebra I will also be subject areas of focus.”
Comparatively, CCISD outscored the state average in multiple subjects at all grade levels.
In grades 3-5, the district passing standard average exceeds the state approaching standard average in every assessment taken; third grade reading and math, fourth grade reading, math and writing, and fifth grade reading, math, and science.
Some CCISD elementary campuses experienced gains as much as 14 percent in certain subject areas from the last state testing in 2019.
CCISD performed exceptionally well in fourth grade reading, fourth grade math, and fifth grade math, outperforming the state by seven percent, 12 percent, and 11 percent, respectively.
In grades 6-8, the district approaching standard average exceeds the state approaching standard average in several areas, including sixth grade reading and math, seventh grade reading, and eighth grade reading, math, social studies, and science. CCISD performed exceptionally well in sixth grade math, outperforming the state by 12 percent and eighth grade social studies, outperforming the state by eight percent.
In grades 9-12, CCISD performed well on Biology, English II, and U.S. History. For Biology and English II, CCISD tied with the state average, and for U.S. History, CCISD outperformed the state average by two percent.
CCISD Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services Amanda Crawley said undoubtedly, students and staff faced a unique set of circumstances this school year.
“Given all the obstacles they faced, we found our results on the STAAR test to be promising and encouraging,” Crawley said. “By no means are we content with the scores; however, we have several areas to celebrate and several areas to make improvements. We will use these scores to academically target areas of learning loss and implement interventions for students who are still struggling.
“We are proud of our students and our teachers who worked so hard through this pandemic year, and more than anything, we are looking forward to being face-to-face with all of our students this coming year. CCISD remains focused on preparing all of our students for post-secondary success.”
CCISD announced at its State of the District event in April that at-home learning will not be offered in the district in the 2021-2022 school year.