Some secondary programs use a matrix to qualify students. Students who are qualified are entered in a lottery to determine who is offered a seat. This year, all schools that use a matrix will be using the same matrix.
The matrix formulas are as follows:
- Method 1 (traditional HISD formula): Uses student 2022 STAAR scores combined with end-of-year grades, or core average, to calculate a combined matrix score.
- Method 2 (expanded formula): Uses 2022 end-of-year grades ONLY to calculate a core average matrix score.
Only the highest score will be used for your child’s application.