The San Marcos CISD on Thursday reported passing rates for Phase 1 of 2012 STAAR student testing for grades three through eight.
District officials indicated test results were strong in some areas and not so strong in others.
Math, they said, showed some of the highest gains.
Grade 3 results in both reading and math outperformed the state average. SMCISD scored 80 percent passing to the state average of 76 percent in reading, and 70 percent to the state’s 68 percent passing rate in math.
Grade 4 also outperformed the state in reading and math, with a reading passing rate of 81 percent for SMCISD students compared to the state average of 77 percent.
SMCISD students posted a 79 passing rate for math comparted to 68 percent for the state. Writing for SMCISD students was four points below the state average.
Grade 5 also saw math score increases: 78 percent for SMCISD compared to the 77 percent state passing rate. Reading was 72 percent SMCISD to the state average of 77 percent. SMCISD science scores were 71 percent to the state’s 73 perent.
Grade 6 reading was 71 percent for SMCISD to the state average of 75 percent, but math scores increased with SMCISD at 80 percent the state averaging 77 percent.
Grade 7 reading was 74 percent to the state’s 76 perent, but the local math passing rate was 76 percent to the state’s 71 percent. Writing scores put SMCISD at 68 perent passing to the state’s average passing rate of 71 percent.
Grade 8 reading scores had SMCISD at 81 percent and the state at 80 percent. Math passing rates were 72 percent compared to the state’s 76 perent.
The state’s average passing rate in science was 70 perent, while SMCISD came in at 63 percent. Social studies for SMCISD hit 47 perent, while the state rate was 59 percent.