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San Elizario ISD Raises Passing Rate on STAAR Grade 5 Science Assessment by 20 Percentage Points by Using the STEMscopes Digital STEM Curriculum

Posted by Javier Encinas on November 01, 2016

 

 

 

 

Houston— Nov. 1, 2016— In 2016, 77 percent of fifth graders in San Elizario Indpendent School District (ISD) successfully passed the STAAR® science test, up from 57 percent in 2015. What changed? During the 2015-16 school year, teachers began using STEMscopes™ Texas as their primary science curriculum. Developed by Accelerate Learning™and Rice University, STEMscopes is the most widely used science curriculum in Texas. 

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Fifth Graders in Texas School Districts Using STEMscopes from Accelerate Learning Achieve Higher Passing Rates on STAAR Science Test

Posted by Javier Encinas on November 20, 2015

 

 

Using the STEMscopes Texas comprehensive, hands-on science curriculum also increases the passing rates for economically disadvantaged students in these districts

 

Houston, TX – Nov. 19, 2015 – Accelerate Learning today announces the publication of a new study examining the     2014-15 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) passing rates for school districts that used the STEMscopes™ curriculum. The study, which included more than 360,000 students, showed that districts using STEMscopes had higher passing rates on the fifth grade STAAR science test than districts that did not use STEMscopes. The findings are similar to earlier studies conducted by Rice University, which also reported higher fifth grade passing rates for districts with STEMscopes.

Using data retrieved from http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/staar/aggregate the 2015 study showed the average passing rate for Texas school districts that include fifth grade was 68.2 percent. Of these districts, 311 districts used the STEMscopes science curriculum for more than half of their student population, and 877 districts used either a district-created science curriculum or purchased a different science curriculum. The average passing rate was 71.4 percent for the STEMscopes districts, and 67.0 percent for the non-STEMscopes districts.

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