STAAR Math Grade 3 Meets
Texas uses STAAR ® (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness), an assessment program designed to measure the extent to which students have learned and are able to apply the knowledge and skills defined in the state-mandated curriculum standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Studying results from key years such as third and eighth grade STAAR exams allows us to understand how to better serve students during these transition years.
About this data:
E3 Alliance relies primarily on data from the University of Texas Education Research Center (ERC). This data allows for a year-by-year understanding of STAAR 3rd Grade Math achievement based on where and when a student takes the exam. This data pertains to 3rd grade students who were enrolled within the state of Texas and took the exam during the spring of the given school year.
Following are items to note:
The year of the data represents the year students took STAAR 3rd Grade Math. STAAR 3rd Grade Math rates reflect whether a student met 3rd grade standards on the exam.
TEA loosened its requirements for the 3rd grade STAAR in 2020-2021 for remote students, 2020-2021 STAAR data should be interpreted with caution and may not be comparable to prior years because of this change in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
There is a delay in data availability due to state approval within the ERC and analysis time. As such, if you choose to explore data from Central Texas, the graphs below present STAAR 3rd Grade Math data in the most recent available year in Texas schools.
6,287 / 21,153
STAAR Grade 3 Meets Math Rate
2,440 / 16,111
Rio Grande Valley
STAAR Grade 3 Meets Math Rate
Digging Deeper: Gender, Income, and Race Play a Role in STAAR Grade 3 Math
Reviewing the latest STAAR Grade 3 Math data by student groups based on their gender, income, and race allows us to take a closer look at which student groups are being underserved.
In Texas, Asian male grade 3 STAAR Math test-takers from non-low-income households met grade level at the highest rates (69%), while Black female grade 3 STAAR test-takers from low-income households met grade level at the lowest rates (11%).
STAAR Grade 3 Math: Meets Rate, 2021
STAAR Grade 3 Math Outcomes Vary by Race
STAAR Grade 3 Math patterns show racial disparities that point to the need for systemic change around opportunities, access, and support.
For the Texas, less than 2 in 10 Black 3rd Grade STAAR math takers met the standard, while over 4 in 10 white test takers met the standard.
Use the comparison feature to look at disparities in enrollment in your region. Are disparities larger or smaller than the state?
Disparities Exist in STAAR Grade 3 Math by Household Income
Household income disparities in STAAR Grade 3 Math exist in Texas. More students from non-low-income households meet grade level on STAAR Grade 3 Math than students from low-income households.
In Texas, less than 2 in 10 students from low-income households who took the STAAR grade 3 Math test met grade level, compared to more than 4 in 10 students from non-low-income households.
Use the comparison feature to compare your region to the state. Are there greater or lesser disparities in your region?