Percent of students at "Approaches Grade Level" or "Above" on third-grade reading STAAR Test
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Third-grade reading has remained relatively flat since the STAAR reading assessment was introduced in 2012. When disaggregated by race and sex, there are marked disparities. About 84% of White students, for example, are approaching Grade-Level STAAR Reading Performance, compared to 64.3% of African American or Black students and 68.5% of Hispanic students.