What is the STAAR Alternate 2 Progress Measure?
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Alternate 2 Progress Measure provides information about the amount of improvement or growth that a student has made in a subject area. This measure is based on a comparison of a student’s test score last year with his or her score this year. The STAAR Alternate 2 Progress Measure is based on a student’s stage change from the prior year to the current year. A student’s stage for each year is determined by the student’s scale score achieved on the test. The student’s stages of performance from the prior year and the current year are then compared in order to assign the student a progress indicator, which is a determination of whether the progress made is sufficient to designate the student as having Met or Exceeded the progress target.