EL PASO - Disastrous results reported from the new standardized school test in Texas, the STAAR test.
More than half of all Texas students flunked it.
The Texas Education Agency called this "sobering".
El Paso Independent School District published its own results, which mirror the poor statewide result.
The worst results came in the Writing portion of the exam, with only 44 percent of students passed the Writing portion of the exam.
That's followed by the 59 percent who passed the Reading exam.
Students performed better in Algebra I, Biology, and World Geography; with 83 percent, 81 percent, and 75 percent passing respectively.
Similar results in the Ysleta I.S.D.
The Writing Exam saw only 48 percent pass, 61 percent passed the Reading exam, 80 percent passed the Algebra I exam, 85 percent passed the Biology exam, and 80 percent passed the World Geography exam.
Students who did not pass the STAAR test have to attend summer school.