Kara Belew

K-12 Education

Support for Texas’ New A-F Academic School District and Campus Accountability System

Texas student reading and math results are lackluster and declining according to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) (annual assessment given to all third-to-eighth-graders in reading and math), 55 percent of Texas third-graders are reading below grade level; 52 percent of Texas third-graders are doing math below grade level; and 51 percent of Texas eighth-graders are reading below grade level. 

June 19, 2018