Newly released results of statewide academic assessments show Texas students’ performance “held steady” but “has not recovered to pre-pandemic levels” across all subjects.

On Friday, the Texas Education Agency released end-of-course assessment results from the spring 2024 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, known as the STAAR test.

The results measure student performance and academic readiness in Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History.

The percentage of students meeting grade level in Algebra I (45 percent), Biology (57 percent), and English I (54 percent) showed no change.

In English II, the percentage of students meeting grade level increased by 4 percentage points to 60 percent. In U.S. History, the percentage of students meeting grade level declined from 71 to 69 percent.

“The 2024 STAAR End-of-Course results highlight both the progress Texas students and educators have made and the challenges that remain to help students improve outcomes,” Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath said in a statement announcing the results.

Morath said such improvements “can only come from a robust assessment and accountability system.”

The commissioner highlighted increases in grade-level proficiency of Emergent Bilingual (EB) students, whose primary language is not English.

“This improvement is particularly significant as it represents a substantial population of students, with 24% of Texas’ 5.5 million public school students classified as Emergent Bilingual,” said Morath. “Texas public schools continue to serve one of the largest populations of EB students in the country.”

Parents and families can view their child’s individual STAAR EOC results by visiting their school district’s family portal or

STAAR aggregate level data by state, region, district, and campus is available on the Texas Assessment Research Portal.

Results for STAAR grades 3–8 assessments will be made publicly available on June 14.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.