Is RISD teaching to the TAAS test as some politicians suggest? Apparently not, because our SAT, ACT and other national test scores are high also. Compare our percentage of seniors taking the SAT, the percentage of economically disadvantaged students and the average test scores to other districts on the chart below. 

 

Only Carrollton-FB comes close to RISD, with the same percentage of economically disadvantaged and similar scores, but with only 62 percent taking the test.

 

RISD strives to help all students achieve.

 

 

1999-2000 average SAT scores

 

Comparison of selected districts rated “recognized”

 

 

                % of                            Avg.                Avg.                Dist. %

 

                        Grad. Srs.                   Verbal             Math               Economically

 

District            in Dist.                        Score               Score               Disadvantaged

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National          44%                            505                 514                 NA

Texas               50%                            491                 499                 49%

Richardson     84%                            530                 547                 35%

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Aldine             48%                            429                 442                 72%

Amarillo           37%                            526                 528                 51%

Beaumont       42%                            482                 472                 61%

Brownsville      32%                            430                 440                 92%

Carrollton-FB 62%                            522                 548                 36%

Clear Creek   81%                            525                 539                 12%

Conroe            70%                            524                 535                 26%

C. Christi        49%                            491                 488                 56%

Garland          55%                            502                 503                 33%

Irving                49%                            508                 508                 55%

Katy                73%                            529                 551                 12%

Lewisville        60%                            525                 538                 10%

Lubbock          49%                            515                 516                 54%

McAllen           46%                            473                 487                 62%

Mesquite         37%                            509                 521                 29%

North East      71%                            508                 508                 36%

Pasadena       36%                            475                 497                 56%

Plano               86%                            548                 574                 10%

Round Rock   78%                            533                 545                 14%

Sprg. Branch 67%                            528                 556                 49%

 

Source: Richardson ISD