With the implementation STAAR, the Texas Education Agency has significantly increased the testing requirements for high school graduation.
STAAR Cumulative Score Requirement –
Depending on their graduation program, students will be required to meet the passing standard, Level ll: Satisfactory Academic Performance (or at least achieve a predetermined minimum score), on eight to twelve STAAR EOC assessments. In order to graduate, a student must achieve a cumulative score that is at least equal to the product of the number of EOC assessments taken in that content area and a scale score that indicates satisfactory performance (Level ll). For example, if the passing standard, or satisfactory performance, is 3500, a student would need to achieve a cumulative score of 10,500 (3 assessments x 3500 = 10,500) in each of the four foundation content areas. A student must achieve a minimum score on an EOC assessment for the score to count toward his or her cumulative score. A student’s cumulative score is determined using his or her highest score on each EOC assessment within a content area.