Majority of Texas Students Pass STAAR® End-of-Course Exams

July 12, 2017 Austin – A majority of Texas students were successful in completing the five State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) end-of-course exams, according to statewide results released July 7, 2017 by the Texas Education Agency. The results reflect passing rates for the spring 2017 administration of STAAR.

In statewide results for the 2016–2017 school year for all testers, Texas students posted the highest statewide passing rates – above 90 percent – in U.S. History. Results for all students tested for 2016-2017 are as follows:


  • Algebra I - 82%
  • Biology - 85%
  • U.S. History - 92%
  • English I - 60%
  • English II - 62%

Texas students are required to pass five STAAR end-of-course exams – Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History – to receive a high school diploma. However, a student who failed an end-of-course assessment for no more than two courses may also receive a Texas high school diploma if the student has qualified to graduate by means of an Individual Graduation Committee determination.

Results are available from your local school districts and charters. To review state-level reports, visit the Texas Education Agency website at