A Look at Midway's First STAAR Results Since Test Redesign
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released STAAR results for high school students in late May and for third-eighth grade students in late August of 2023. This results reporting is delayed compared to previous years due to a STAAR redesign that was implemented in the state summative assessments administered in the 2022–2023 school year.
The STAAR redesign consists of several components including online testing and accommodations, new question types, cross-curricular passages, and evidence-based writing. Midway students saw modest gains in Approaches and Meets levels from the previous year, but less growth in the Masters level. Midway continues to remain above state and region averages in nearly all areas.
At the September board meeting, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Dr. Becky Odajima presented scores and comparisons of state and district data for all areas from 2022 to 2023. Play the video below to view her presentation to the board: