CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Local

Senators Discuss Testing & Curriculum Overhaul

A math teacher uses his white board to explain a sum to pupils. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

A math teacher uses his white board to explain a sum to pupils. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

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

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

625x352 thrill eng preview Senators Discuss Testing & Curriculum OverhaulWin A Trip To Disneyland!

82641739 10 Senators Discuss Testing & Curriculum OverhaulHottest Sunbathers Of The Summer

jennifer lopez 770 Senators Discuss Testing & Curriculum OverhaulJennifer Lopez's Bathtub Selfie

 alt=The New Wonder Woman

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

Fantasy_tile

VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

AUSTIN (AP) - The state Senate Education Committee will assess implementation of a new law overhauling high school curriculum and cutting the number of standardized tests students must pass.

Members on Monday plan to discuss the redesign of the state-mandated exam in English reading.

They also will take a closer look at the progress of applying the law taking effect in September which drops a requirement that most high school students take algebra II.

It’s designed to give youngsters more flexibility to focus on vocational training, rather than just college prep.

It also cut from a nation-high 15 to five the number of standardized tests students must pass to graduate high school.

That grew out of widespread complaints from students, parents, teachers and school administrators of “over-testing” in Texas classrooms.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending: