STAAR 3-8 Performance Levels
The STAAR 3-8 Performance Levels Report provides up to a 5-year display of academic performance at the all campus level that can be filtered to specific campus, grade level, student population, ethnicity and gender.
Normalization of previous years standards to current standard
Readiness standards have been normalized across years for Prior to 2016-17 Standards that were not reported using the new state standard of Did Not Meet, Approaches, Meets and Masters as follows:
Prior to 2016-17 Standard Not Met = Did Not Meet
Prior to 2016-17 Standard Level II Phase in I = Approaches
Prior to 2016-17 Standard Level II Phase in II = Meets
Prior to 2016-17 Standard Masters = Masters
Explanation of represented readiness values
Aggregated values for each tested subject are not calculated by scale score but rather by subject readiness standards coded in the data file. Due to the new standards reported within the data file for tested students, there are students that can be counted more than once within the reported values of readiness.
John Doe scored a 1732 scale score in his 8th grade reading exam which falls under the ‘Meets’ category. In the data file he is scored as a ‘1’ in both ‘Approaches’ as well as ‘Meets’. So you will see John Doe counted once under the Approaches Category and once under the Meets Category.
Data file value representation on report for all subjects
Meets Grade Level in (subject) = No (0) >> Reported Academic Readiness = Did Not Meet
Meets Grade Level in (subject) = Yes (1) >> Reported Academic Readiness = Meets
Approaches Grade Level in (subject) = Yes (1) >> Reported Academic Readiness = Approaches
Masters Grade Level in (subject) = Yes (1) >> Reported Academic Readiness = Masters
Total Tested (Non-Duplicate Count) – This count does not count each instance per student per subject. If a student is counted as tested in a subject they are counted only once and represented in this count.