WFISD Students retake the STAAR

Hundreds of Wichita Falls high school students spent this week back at school retaking the STAAR exams.

Re-testing was made available to all W.F.I.S.D students to either take any or all of the five subject exams.

School officials are please with how many students showed up but they are still worried that there are too many students out there who scored as meeting standards, and they think those students should consider re-testing.

"We have ya know three hundred kids that tested on Monday in 200 or some in writing. Well, there is still another 200 students that didn't show up," Denise Williams said, The W.F.I.S.D. Director of Assessment.

She is talking about this weeks attendance for the STAAR test re-test.

Throughout the week students came to Hirschi High School to retake the 5 different course exams which students either failed or scored low on.

About 500 tests were taken this week, but Williams says students who didn't show up this time around might want to consider coming to the next re-test.

"Passing at level one is not enough to contribute to your cumulative score," she said.

School officials say after three years of testing all the scores are added so if you just meet standards on all your tests your score wouldn't be high enough to graduate.

Williams says, "It's important for them to pass their test the first time or their first opportunity to retest because the second the school begins, when they start school in the fall they are going to have four more classes that will have E.O.C. tests associated with them and they are going to be expected to pass those test and they need to focus on those during that year and have the prior years test taken care of."

School officials encourage parents to take a second look at student's test results and see if they need to re- test.

The next opportunity to do so will be in December.

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