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STAAR test results for high-schoolers released

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DALLAS (AP) - Texas high school students showed improvements on end-of-course standardized tests in biology and algebra I but passing rates lagged in English.

Results for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness released Wednesday also revealed students had strong passing rates for a history exam administered statewide for the first time.

But if the final standards for the STAAR exams were already in place, the passing rates in all subjects would only be about half.

The scores released by the Texas Education Agency show biology scores improved to a 93 percent passing rate, while algebra I scores improved to 86 percent. The passing rate for the history test was at 92 percent.

Seventy-two percent of students passed the English I exam while 73 percent passed the English II test.

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