More and more students with limited English-speaking skills are moving to Texas, and the vast majority are failing standardized tests required to graduate from high school.
This spring, just 8 percent of the 33,954 students with limited English proficiency who took the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness English I writing test passed. Only 17 percent passed the English I reading test.
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Limited English proficiency students’ STAAR results
Test | Percent passing | Statewide average
Algebra I | 51% | 82%
Biology | 55% | 88%
English I reading | 17% | 70%
English I writing | 8% | 54%
English II reading | 31% | 78%
English II writing | 10% | 53%
Source: Pearson, Texas Education Agency