New Leadership and New Tool Help TX School District Jump from F Rating to a B

Marlin, TX

30-Point Jump in STAAR® Test Scores

Marlin ISD was in crisis. Since 2010, it had received an F rating or “Improvement Required” by the Texas Education Agency every year, and in 2014, the district lost its accreditation status. In 2020, new leadership and a new assessment and personalized instruction tool—i-Ready from Curriculum Associates—helped turn things around, boosting the district’s grade level to a B with a 30-point jump in STAAR scores.


STAAR® is a federally registered trademark owned by the Texas Education Agency and is used pursuant to license.

“i-Ready truly made it easy for my teachers. More importantly, i-Ready worked, and it worked for some of the state’s longest struggling learners.” Dr. Darryl Henson