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It’s in the numbers for students enrolled as freshmen at San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy as this year’s students chalked up a perfect 100 percent passing rate in geometry, two points higher than the state’s 98 percent passing, according to initial State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results released earlier this week.
This year marks the first year that students enrolled as freshmen at Texas schools were required to take the new state assessment, with students testing in five main subject areas: English I reading, English I writing, Algebra I, biology and world geography.
Students in grades third through eighth also took STAAR exams for the first time this year, but the Texas Education Agency has not yet set the passing standards for those tests and will not release results until January.
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