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Texas H.S. Tests Show Some Improvements

Texas high school students showed improvements on end-of-course standardized tests in biology and algebra, and posted strong passing rates on a history exam administered statewide for the first time but lagged in English.

06/04/2014

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Static Texas Scores Put Focus On Teacher Training

Texas education officials say they will update training for some teachers and work with educators to determine why standardized test scores are not improving.

05/30/2014

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Texas Superintendent Slams Standardized Tests

A Texas school superintendent is speaking out about standardized tests and saying what he believes a lot of parents feel.

CBS 11–05/19/2014

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Mom Cites Texas Education Code To Keep Child From Taking STAAR

As thousands of kids begin their State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness or STAAR tests this week, an Irving mother is taking a stand against the standardized exams… and she’s not alone.

CBSDFW.COM–03/31/2014

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New Ratings Coming From Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency will roll out a new accountability system for districts and schools this year that may not bring many immediate surprises but will change how many schools are rated in the long run.

08/07/2013

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Concern Or Praise For STAAR Passing Rates Results?

Results from end of course standardized tests show Texas students faring best in the areas of math and science, but falling considerably short in English and on the writing exam.

CBSDFW.COM–06/11/2013

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District Implements “Summer Intervention” Classes Due To Low Test Scores

Thousands of North Texas students will spend the summer in the classroom, after they flunked state tests.

CBS 11–06/10/2013

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Debate On Graduation Requirements Delayed By Senate

The Texas Senate isn’t going to debate the sweeping proposal to overhaul high school graduation requirements yet.

03/27/2013

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Perry Endorses Efforts To Reevaluate STAAR Exams

Gov. Rick Perry says he supports taking a hard look at the 15 standardized tests Texas high school students are currently required to take for graduation.

02/26/2013

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House Plan Defunding STAAR May Break Federal Rules

The Texas Education Agency says the state could violate federal rules if lawmakers pulled funding for standardized testing.

01/15/2013

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Business Group Pushes Changes To STAAR Tests

A top business group called Wednesday for easing Texas’ tough new high school graduation standards amid widespread outcry over the set of standardized tests known as STAAR.

12/12/2012

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Expert Says Texas Standardized Test Isn’t Too Hard

A state expert denied Monday that Texas made its latest standardized test too difficult, saying such exams have always gotten harder but that students still tend to improve their scores over time.

12/10/2012

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