Progress Measures

In 2020, progress measures are not available due to the cancellation of STAAR testing

The documents in the sections below are based on the one year calculations for progress measures.  Updated documents specific to the two year, 2020-2021 progress measures will be available in early 2021. For additional information, see the correspondence to district and education service center testing coordinators.

    STAAR Progress Measure

    The STAAR progress measure provides information about the amount of improvement or growth a student has made from year to year. For STAAR, progress is measured as a student’s gain score, the difference between the score a student achieved in the prior year and the score a student achieved in the current year. Individual student progress is then categorized as Did Not Meet, Met, or Exceeded. More information can be found in the links below.  

      STAAR Alternate 2 Progress Measure

      The STAAR Alternate 2 Progress Measure provides information about the amount of improvement or growth a student has made from year to year. For STAAR Alternate 2, progress is measured based on a student’s stage change from the prior year to the current year. Stage change is determined by: 1) classifying the student’s scores from the previous school year and the current school year in terms of the stage of performance achieved, and then 2) comparing the stages from year to year. Student progress is then categorized as Did Not Meet, Met, or Exceeded. 

       
        Contact Information

        For additional information, contact TEA using the Student Assessment Help Desk or call 512-463-9536.