CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

State Lawmakers Hold Hearing On New STAAR Test

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

179483733 10 State Lawmakers Hold Hearing On New STAAR TestRemembering Joan Rivers

181572784 8 State Lawmakers Hold Hearing On New STAAR TestFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

452359772 10 State Lawmakers Hold Hearing On New STAAR TestBikini Model Pictures

 alt=New Survivor Cast Photos

cowb thumb State Lawmakers Hold Hearing On New STAAR TestCowboys Cheerleaders

AUSTIN (AP) - Texas lawmakers are checking on the implementation of the new STAAR standardized test for public school children.

The Public Education Committee will hear testimony Monday from school officials and teachers about how the new test is being implemented and its impact on schools. STAAR stands for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.

The STAAR test for students replaced the TAKS test starting this year. In addition to tracking student performance in English, math, science for students the 3rd through 8th grades, the tests will serve as end of semester exams for high school students. The test will represent 15 percent of their grade for those courses.

Lawmakers also want to hear about any recommended changes and make sure schools do not overly rely on the test.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

View Comments