Armstrong, Sewell kids produce strong math results
A solid majority of Sachse students, ranging from elementary through high school, met the minimum standards for the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests, according to documents presented at the July 25 Garland ISD Board of Education meeting.
According to stats handed out at the meeting, Armstrong and Sewell Elementary third- through fifth-graders scored close to 80 percent or higher in the “Approaches Grade Level” category; they are students who have met the minimum passing standard.
Students in the category are “likely to succeed” at the next grade level or course are those who need specific help, according to the report, while those who “Meet Grade Level” are “highly likely” to do so with some assistance. Students earning “Masters Grade Level” status are likelyto succeed at the next level or course with little to no help.
Armstrong students were did well in math, where 94 percent of third-graders approached their grade level expectations, compared to 94 percent of fourth-graders and 92 percent of fifth-graders.
Sewell students also did well in math, with 90 percent of third-graders, 80 percent of fourth-graders and 95 percent of fifth-graders performing in the approaches category.