Last week, HISD announced it had created online tutorials for the five State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course (EOC) exams that every student must pass in order to graduate.
More than 33,000 high school students have already taken advantage of this valuable resource, with most (about 40 percent of that figure) using the tutorials to prepare for the English I and English II exams, which are scheduled for next week.
A number of forward-thinking students have also been using the STAAR EOC tutorials in biology (5,180), algebra I (8,870), and U.S. history (5,891), although those exams will not take place until the beginning of May.
Lamar High School boasts the largest number of course-takers (more than 1,000) in every subject except algebra I; it was trumped by Sharpstown High School, which as of March 13, had students accessing the course more than 3,200 times.
For more information on the upcoming STAAR testing, please see this related article. For complete details on the STAAR, including helpful resources, answers to frequently asked questions, and a full schedule of testing dates, please visit the newly updated STAAR website at www.houstonisd.org/STAAR.