To avoid closure, Eastside Memorial High School has three years to bring its standardized test scores in line with state targets. Results from the most recent round of testing — in which just 1 of every 5 students passed the writing tests — show the school has a long way to go.
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness were given this spring in 15 subjects. To graduate, high school students must pass end-of-course exams in Algebra I, biology, U.S. history and English I and II reading and writing, which will be combined in the future.
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Eastside Memorial STAAR end-of-course exam results
Test | Percent passing | State average
Algebra I | 68 | 82
Biology | 61 | 88
English I reading | 37 | 70
English I writing | 15 | 54
English II reading | 54 | 78
English II writing | 18 | 53